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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2 E. Yorks
Month and Year: January 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. C.F. Hutchinson
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
NAIRN 1   Trg continued throughout the month and included the following:
1   1. Range work incl. night firing and classification aircraft towed drogue.
1   2. Combined op. trg. Wetshod & dryshod.
1   3. Cloth models (down to & incl. pl. comds), “Org for passing F ech. through minefield by night” and “O” & “R” Gps.
1   4. Night work incl digging, compass work, direction finding, night drives echs harbouring by night, breaching minefields.
1   5. “A” Coy to GLASGOW on street fighting course.
1   6. A Tk pl to North Berwick on course.
9-11   Exercises. Bn took part in ex ‘Grab’ set by 3 Br Inf Div. Area: BURGHEAD BAY 6187 ref Sheet 28. Objects (i) To practice assault on beaches. (ii) The capture of initial objectives by assault Bns.
15   Postings. Lt. A.L. Nicholson posted to this unit from Nº 2 [NCI.D?].
17   Lt.Col. L.H. Spicer struck off strength of this unit att S.M.E. Ripon pending appt G.S.O.1.
17   Move. Bn moved from NAIRN to HALLEATHS CAMP, LOCHMABEN.
LOCHMABEN, DUMFRIESSHIRE 17   Lectures. ‘Prisoners of War’ by Capt. G.E. Instone, MM.
17   Comd of Bn. Lt Col C.F. Hutchinson assumed comd of Bn.
17   Awards. C in C’s Certificate for Good Service. Lt. (QM) A.E. Upton, Sjt. A. Allen, Sjt. J. Burn, Cpl. W. Crisp, Pte F. Walker.
18   (Postings contd.) T/Capt. J.M. Danby struck off strength of this unit posted 5 E. Yorks.
22   Lt. G.W. Parrish, 2/Lt. D. Hallam posted to this unit.
23   Lt. L. Shaw, Lt. I.D. Hillon, Lt. D.P. Barrett, Lt. A.E. Clifford, Lt. D.J. Handy posted to this unit from 165 O.C.T.U.
27   Lt/Capt M.W. Barnett struck off strength of unit posted 7 E. Yorks.
27   Lt J.C. Swingler struck off strength of unit posted D.W.R.
27   T/Major C.E. Skinner struck off stength attending Nº 8 Sat. course, Mil. College of Science.

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

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