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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 2nd Bn The Royal Ulster Rifles
Month and Year: April 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer:
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
1   Bn returned to Hawick from “Ex Leap Year”.
HAWICK 4   Adv. party left for “Ex Handsup” – demonstration to Bn of Wasp flamethrower by Carrier Pl.
6   Bn boxing team wins final of Div boxing competition.
7   Comd Offrs inspection of Bn, eqpt & clothing at assault scale.
12-13   Recce party left for “Ex Handsup”.
13   Baggage party left for “Handsup”.
FIELD 15   Main body left for “Ex Handsup” exercise to move to conc area.
16   Bn in conc area. Camp A9.
24   Camp A9 wired in.
24-26   Bn passed out in lifting of German mines.
25   Lecture to Bn on interrogation by Div Interrogator. Recce Gp left for Ex Fabius III. Camp sealed.
26   Briefing of all offrs for Ex Fabius III.
27-28   Briefing down to pls.
29   Bn left for marshalling areas.
30   Bn in marshalling areas, sorted in craft.
30   Loads for Ex Fabius III.
30   Weather: 1 dry; 2-4 wet; 5-12 dry; 13 wet; 14 dry; 15-19 wet; 20-30 dry

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

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