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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 3rd Br Inf Divisional Postal Unit|
|Month and Year: June 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer:|
|U.K.||3||O.C. and 14 O.Rs of 3 Br Inf Div Postal Unit embarked at Tilbury.|
|7||O.C. and 14 O.Rs of 3 Br Inf Div postal Unit disembarked on Moon Beach, LION SUR MER, NORMANDY.|
|8||F.P.Os opened in France to serve 3 Br Inf Div Units.|
|9||Inward mails received from U.K. collected with rations by Unit Post Corporals from D.I.Ds Outward mails also despatched on this date.|
|12||First vehicles due ashore today (D + 6 ) i.e. 2 - 3 ton, did not arrive as scheduled.|
|14||8 O.Rs of 3 Br Inf Div Postal Unit embarked together with 2 – 3 ton vehicles and 2 – 15 cwt vehicles at GOSPORT.|
|14-16||No inward mails received on these dates. Attributable to shipping difficulties.|
|15||8 O.Rs of 3 Br Inf Div Postal Unit embarked together with 2 – 3 ton vehicles and 2 – 15 cwt vehicles disembarked at LION SUR MER, NORMANDY.|
|16||2 – 15 cwt vehicles and drivers arrived ashore today as scheduled, together with the 2 – 3 ton vehicles and 5 O.Rs due to arrive on 12 June, (D + 6). No difficulties experienced by drivers in getting ashore wetshod.|
|19, 20 & 2||No inward mails received – attributable to weather conditions and priority to ammunition.|
|23||Cessation of A.P.O. England address for Units of 21 Army Group. Force Address viz B.W.E.F. introduced (unofficially).|
|26||Delay being incurred on outward mail – taken up with A.D.A.P.S. 21 Army Group and A.D.A.P.S. Second Army. Attributable to shipping difficulties.|
|27-30||Inward mails received with greater regularity - transit times very satisfactory i.e. letters posted in U.K. on ‘A’ Day delivered to troops in B.W.E.F. on ‘E’ day.|
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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.
Disclaimer: This War Diary is based on its original, but typos might be corrected. Locations are calculated, so might not be in the correct place. For historical research, always check the originals.