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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2 E. Yorks
Month and Year: May 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. C.F. Hutchinson
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
COWPLAIN 1-26   Training contd throughout the month with special reference to pending operations : comments of Divisional Commander re exercise ‘Fabius’ viz “all were practically impressed with the enthusiasm and cheerfulness of the troops” were given point by the ever-increasing [..]scale in the batalion’s attitude to the “task ahead”.
1-26   Training included:
1-26   Comb. Ops exercise for the Bn H.Q. and C & D Coys – OS Sheet 132 : 9423.
LITTLEHAMPTON 1-26   Bn attendance at demonstration on beach clearance by 79 Sqn AVRE – OS Sheet 133 : 4319.
COWPLAIN 11-13   Lt Gen Sir DF Anderson KCB, CG, DSO, Colonel of the Regiment visited the battalion: “It was good of you to let us come when you were all so busy … I am quite certain that the Battalion will make the best use of its opportunities.”
13   General D.D. Eisenhower, Supreme Comd Allied Forces in Europe inspected selected officers and men: “I had heard so much about you all from General Montgomery; he certainly did not exaggerate anything he told me. It was good to see your Division looking so fit and in such good spirits.”
19   H.M. King inspected the Bn.
23   Lt Col C.F. Hutchinson presented Bn plan to Major Gen T.G. Rennie DSO. MC. Comd 3 British Inf Div.
26   8 British Infantry Brigade Group Briefing.
28   2 E Yorks Bn Group Briefing : Operation Order No: 1 issued. Appendix “A” att
29   Coy and Pl Briefing.
30   Battalion marshals.

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

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