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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards
Month and Year: December 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. J.E. Swetenham
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
In the field 1-6   Regiment in OPOETEREN 543765. Individual training continued. No operational role.
5   Lieut-General B.G. Horrocks, CB, DSO, MC, Comd 30 Corps, visited the regiment and addressed all Squadron Leaders.
7   Regiment moved to BROEKSITTARD 7168 u/c 131 Inf Bde.
8   'A' Squadron moved to GANGELT 7767 in sp 9 DLI.
17   'B' Squadron relieved 'A' Squadron at GANGELT in sp 9 DLI.
21   Regiment moved to MUNSTERGELEEN 6866 in Div Res. Operational role Counter-attack if necessary. See Appx 'C'
31   'B' Sqn at WENTRAHEN 7065.

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

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