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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 5 Royal Tank Regiment
Month and Year: August 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. C.A. Holliman
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
LIEURY 28   "C" Sqn made LA MESILIERE firm and "B" Sqn passed through and cut the main road ROUTOT BOUG ACHARD without opposition at 945089 2 tps being sent to VIQUESNIL 9431110.
28 1000 There was no sign of the enemy and the Regt was ordered to concentrate and move to area LIEURY 7495 via ST GEORGES DU VIEVRE.
28   Offrs Postings: 2/Its Bayly, Darbyshire, & Lambert posted to this unit.
SEMERVILLE 29   Regt moved to SEMERVILLE area 0678 where the 22 Armd Bde concentrated.
29 1800 Bde conference called and the new objective made known - GHENT - over 200 miles away.
30   No event.
31 0430 Advance begins under "peace march" conditions. The route to the R SEINE being via LE NEUBOURG LOUVIERS and the R crossed at ST PIERRE DU VAUVRA. The route then ran: HOUVILLE LA FORET LE TRONQUAY 4810 LA FEUILLE 4914 X rds 5920 and the Regt leaguered at 5933 a mile S of GALLE FONTAINE.
31   Offrs Postings:- 2/Lts Chacksfield & MacIntyre, Lts Swain and Rhodes posted to this unit.
31   Ref Maps FRANCE GSGS 4250
31   150000
31   6F2, 6F4, 7F, 1, 2, 4, 6,
31   8F1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.
31   8E6, 9F1, 5, 3.

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Source: Joris Nieuwint, The Battlefield Explorer, transcribing: Hans Houterman.

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