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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 11th Bn Royal Tank Regt.
Month and Year: September 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R. Dixon
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
MONTILLY 1 1300 Collection 3 Shermans (76 mm) A -1 B - 1 C - 1 now brings upto establishment. Appendix 1
2 1200 A.Fs W3008 & W3009 submitted upto 1200 hrs the 2 Sep inclusive 1 Rft Sqn in separate form.
3 0900 Church parade.
4 0900 C.Os. conference for Sqn Comd on general topics.
6 0800 Allotment of 76 mm Range for calibration and targetting. Appendix 2
9 1200 AFs W3008 & W3009 submitted upto 1200 hrs 9 Sep inclusive 1 Rft Sqn [shown?] separately.
11 1430 A Sqn plus all vehicles out on 24 hour scheme.
13 1000 B Sqn tanks only out on 24 hours scheme.
15 1030 C Sqn plus all vehicles out on 24 hour scheme.
15 1200 Lorries despatch for convoy work to forward area A - 5 B - 6 C - 5 HQ - 4 plus 1 jeep & two motor cycles. Officer i/c B. Appendix 3
16 1200 A.Fs. W3008 & W3009 submitted upto 1200 hrs inclusive 1 Rft Sqn separate form.
18 1000 One O.R. tried by Field General Court Martial []ened by Comd 1 Tk Bde for evasion of censorship.
20 1030 TEWT for all Officers on attack on defended port. Enemy well established with mine fields on dominating ground. Comd & 2IC of 1 Tk Bde present in morning.
23 1000 Commanding Officers inspection of harbour area. Appendix 4
23 1200 Submission of A.F. W3008 and W3009 unto 1200 hrs. Inclusive 1 Rft Sqn as separate forms.
25 1000 Bde Comds inspection of Sqn [].
27 1130 Visit to this unit by 30 Ranks of United States Army from 748 Tank Bn. Demonstration soccer game by A and B Squadrons. Demonstration of baseball by Americans.
28 0900 C.Os. conference with Sqn Comds reference administration.
29 0815 C.O. and Adj to Bde where information given that we were to join 1 Aslt Bde RE. All equipment to be handed to 42 and 49 R Tanks.
29 1400 Advance party CO Adj QM IO LO left.
TAMISE 30 1500 Reported to HQ 1 Aslt Bde RE. C.O. with Bde Comd to Division. HQ of this unit now located BELGIUM and NE FRANCE Sheet 3 1/100000 TAMISE J544866. Appendix 5
30 1200 Submission of A.F. W3008 & W3009 for all Sqns and 1 Rft to 1 Tk Bde. Appendix 5

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

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