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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Month and Year: November 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. J.E. Swetenham
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
In the field 1-9   Regiment remained in the area NIEUWE VAART 0945 watching the Northern approaches between CAPELLE 0947 and incl WASPIK 0747.
10   4th Cdn Armd Bde took over regiment's area of responsibliity.
11   Regiment moved to DONGEN where it remained in reserve until 16.11.44.
16   Regiment moved to OPOERETEN 5476 where it remained in reserve until the end of the month.
17   B.B.C. broadcast on 8 o'clock news that the regiment had been fighting in FRANCE, BELGIUM and HOLLAND since 17.7.44.
17-30   The following Individual Training Programme was carried out:-
17-30   D & M. courses on the Sherman tank.
17-30   Wireless Refresher courses.
17-30   Crew Comds courses.
17-30   Gunnery courses within Squadrons.
17-30   First Aid courses.

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

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