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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: H.Q.R.A., 11 Armd Division
Month and Year: October 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Brigadier B.J. Fowler, DSO, MC
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
DOMPT 1   61 Med Regt RA under comd C.R.A.
1 0025 HQ RA message re formation of Meijel Force issued. Appx 'A'
7 0330 HQ RA message re relief of 11 Armd Div by 7 US Armd Div. Appx 'B'
7 0800 HQ RA message re 11 Armd Div taking over from 7 US Div. Appx 'C'
7 1515 HQ RA message re occupation of posns by 29 Armd Bde and 159 Inf Bde. Appx 'D'
8 1000 Conference held by CCRA 8 Corps at this HQ to discuss deployment areas for Op "Constellation". CsRA 11 Armd Div, 3 Br Div and 15 (S) Div and Comd 8 AGRA present.
8   One OR evacuated beyond RAP (Sick).
8 1630 RA 11 Armd Div DF Task Table No. 23 issued. Appx 'E'
9 1725 Amdt No. 1 to RA 11 Armd Div DF Task Table No. 23 issued. Appx 'F'
10 1200 61 and 77 Med Regts R.A. reverted under comd 8 AGRA.
10   LO arrived this HQ from 8 AGRA.
10   RA 8 Corps Op Order No. 6 dated 9 Oct 44 received (Op 'Constellation'). Appx 'G'
10   Weather bad all day - continuous rain prevented much activity.
11 0830 HQ RA message re deployment of 75 A. Tk Regt R.A Appx 'H'
11 1530 Small fire plan on call to assist broadcast by P and PW in area OVERLOON. 4 deserters taken after dark.
11 1935 RA 11 Armd Div Op Order No. 12 dated 11 Oct 44 issued together with 8 Corps Fire Plan for attack by 3 Br Div (Op Constellation). Appx 'I'
12 1200 H-hr Op "Constellation".
12 1400 Regts engaged in Counter Battery programme in support of Op Constellation. Appx 'J'
12 1420 RA 11 Armd Div Op Order No. 13 issued. Appx 'K'
12   RA 11 Armd Div Adm Order No. 1 (in conjunction with O.O. No. 13) issued. Appx 'L'
12 2355 HQ RA message re 3 Br Div DF Tasks and Fire Plan for sp of 9 Inf Bde attack on 13 Oct issued. Appx 'M'
14   Fire plan prepared by 8 Corps IG and Corps draughtsman at this HQ (see Appendix 'N').
15 0020 RA 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 14 dated 14 Oct 44 issued. Appx 'N'
15   1 OR posted to this HQ from 33 RHU.
15   1 OR posted from 7 FDS.
15   Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. relinquishes appointment of LO RA 11 Armd Div on proceeding to UK on course.
15 2315 R.A. 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 15 issued. Appx 'O'
16   Lieut M.J. Reyersbach R.A. posted to this HQ as LO from 31 RHU.
16 1905 HQ RA message re axis of adv of 11 Armd Div and ops on 17 Oct issued. Appx 'P'
WARANDA CAMP, DEURNE 17 1400 HQ moved to WARANDA CAMP, DEURNE 663213 where the majority of the men were accommodated in the camp theatre.
19 2005 RA 11 Armd Div DF Task Table No. 24 issued. Appx 'Q'
21 1500 HQ RA message and trace showing much used tracks, areas of woodland, etc. issued. Appx 'R'
21 2015 RA 11 Armd Div O.O. No. 16 issued. Appx 'S'
21 2200 Amdt No. 2 to DF Task Table No. 24 dated 19 Oct 44 issued Appx 'T'
22 1940 Amdt No. 3 to RA 11 Armd Div DF Task Table No. 24 issued. Appx 'U'
23 1230 Amdt No. 4 to RA 11 Armd Div DF Task Table No. 24 issued. Appx 'V'
23 1910 RA 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 25 issued. Appx 'W'
24   HQ RA message with visibility trace for OPs issued. Appx 'X'
25   Lieut S.A. Wadmore R.A. posted to Depot R.A. wef 29 Oct 44.
26 1120 HQ RA message re force provided by 75 A. Tk Regt for protection of bridges. Appx 'Y'
26   Divisional dispositions altered slightly to meet threat created by enemy capture of MIEJEL (7006) and thrust towards LIESEL 6614.
27 2015 HQ RA message GO 6 re enemy having crossed canal in area MEIJEL and deployment of 11 Armd Div issued to Regts. Appx 'Z'
27 2025 Amdt No. 1 to R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 25 issued. Appx 'A1'
28   Amdt No. 2 to R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 25 issued. Appx 'B1'
29 1905 Amdt No. 3 to R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 25 issued. Appx 'C1'
31 0025 (1 Nov) R.A. 11 Armd Div D.F. Task Table No. 26 issued. Appx 'D1'
31   Daily Lists at bombards carried out for period 23 to 31 Oct 44 (See Appx 'E1'). Appx 'E1'
31   AFsW 3008 and 3009 for weeks ending 7, 14, 21 and 28 Oct att. Appendices 'F1 to M1'

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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