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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2 Welsh Guards
Month and Year: December 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer:
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
MUNSTERGELEEN 12 1400 Welsh Guards Gp O.O. No 1 on Op 'SHEARS' issued. Appx 'A'.
13   Op 'SHEARS' cancelled.
16 1800 Bn relieved in the line by a Unit of 7th Armd Div.
17 1400 Bn moved to new area BOCHOLT 4958 Sheet 4 1/100,000. Appx 'B'.
BOCHOLT 20 0930 Bn moved to new area HAECHT 8268 Sheet 8 1/100,000. Appx 'C'.
HAECHT 21 0800 Bn moved to new area JODOIGNE 9740, Sheet 56 1/100,000. Maintenance was done for 3 days in this area. No 2 Sqn was placed under comd 1 WG. 'Y' Bty 21 A/Tk Regt RA came under comd the Bn. Bn finds a mobile patrol for the town. Appx 'E'.
JODOIGNE 24 2130 Received Warning Order to move at 1st Light on 25 Dec to NAMUR Area, later ordered to be in posn SOUTH of NAMUR by 1st Light. Appx 'F'.
25 0600 Bn moved to take up posns.
NAMUR 9810 25-27   Posns were manned in area 0803 0701 and patrols were sent out but no contact was made.
JODOIGNE 28   Bn posns taken over by Unit of 5 Para Bde, 6 Airborne Div, and Bn returns to area JODOIGNE. Appx 'G'.
29   Christmas Day celebrated in the Bn.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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