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Army Form C.2118
Unit: 3 Scots Guards
Month and Year: March 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer:
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
Thoresby Park 1   Tank crews leave for WARCOP Ranges to fire 6-pounder, 6-pounder H.E. and Besa.
Thoresby Park 2-3   Firing at WARCOP.
Thoresby Park 4   Battalion returned from WARCOP.
Thoresby Park 5-7   Nothing to report.
Thoresby Park 8   BRIGADE ‘A’ & ‘B’ Echelon Exercise “OPEN II”.
8   Captain J.W.O. ELLIOT - Battalion Echelon Commander
Thoresby Park 9   BRIGADE ‘A’ & ‘B’ Echelon Exercise “OPEN II”.
9   Re-play of CORPS Football Final.
9   Battalion -v- CORPS Signals. Result CORPS Signals 4, Battalion 3.
Thoresby Park 10   Captain The Marquess TOWNSHEND was attached to 100 O.C.T.U. (R.A.C.) SANDHURST as Instructor.
Thoresby Park 11-14   Nothing to report.
Thoresby Park 15   Preparations for Exercise “SMITH”.
Thoresby Park 16   Rehearsal of tank march past or Exercise “SMITH”.
Thoresby Park 17   Exercise “SMITH”.
17   The 6 GUARDS TANK BRIGADE was inspected by H.M. The KING.
Thoresby Park 18-19   Nothing to report.
Thoresby Park 20   Combined training with 6 K.O.S.B.
20   Squadron and Company training.
Thoresby Park 21   Exercise “CELT”.
21   The Battalion on evening Monday in STRAWBERRY HILL area. Copy attached.
Thoresby Park 22   Exercise “CELT”.
22   Exercise of combined Infantry Battalion and Tank Regiment co-operation, with 6 K.O.S.B.
22   The Exercise was directed by Lieutenant-Colonel C.I.H. DUNBAR.
22   The Battalion was commanded by Major S.J. CUTHBERT
22   Captain N.W. BEESON returned to the Battalion from O.C.T.U. (R.A.C.) SANDHURST as Recce Officer to ‘S’ Squadron.
Thoresby Park 23-25   Exercise “TATLER”.
23-25   Involving tank and infantry co-operation Exercise.
23-25   6 GUARDS TANK BRIGADE was in support of 44 (L) BRIGADE.
23-25   The Battalion, with the 6 K.O.S.B.
23-25   The Exercise took place in area BLIDWORTH, against opposing forces to the South
23-25   The BRIGADE concentrated in the afternoon of 23 March and the Exercise ended at approximately 0830 hours on the morning of 25 April.
Thoresby Park 26-27   Nothing to report.
Thoresby Park 28   Exercise “CELT II”.
28   Copy attached.
28   Co-operation with 7 A.&S.H.
Thoresby Park 29-30   Recce Troop fired 37mm and .300 Browning.
29-30   Remaining 1st gunners and ops H.E. and AP 75mm at MIDHOPE Ranges.
29-30   AA Troop fired Oerlikon and Vickers.
Thoresby Park 31   Nothing to report.

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