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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 1 Coldstream Guards
Month and Year: February 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer:
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
DUNCOMBE PARK, HELMSLEY, YORKS. 1 0830 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 2.
1 0930 Battalion Netting Practice.
Cant. J.L. DARELL attended a Mines Study Day at KELDY CASTLE. Period 1 - 2 Feb 44.
1 1200 - 1700: A.A. Troop visited the Dome Trailer at GREAT DRIFFIELD AERODROME.
1-4   Exercises ‘RHINO’ and ’SNOW’. Appendix A
5 0930 Maintenance Parade.
Field Returns issued.
Appendix B, original only.
6 1030 Church Parade Service in the Battalion Lecture Room. Personnel, as detailed, fired on FYLINGDALE A.F.V. Range. Appendix C
7 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 1.
7 0930 Battalion Netting Practice.
Personnel, as detailed, fired on FYLINGDALE A.F.V. Range.
8 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 2.
8 0930 Battalion Netting Practice.
A.A. Troop visited the Dome Trailer at GREAT DRIFFIELD Aerodrome. Capt. J.N. GINGHAM attended 8 CORPS Int Study Period 8 - 9 Feb. A.F.V. Wading took place at BRIDGE HEWICK.
Instructions issued.
9 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 3.
9 0930 Battalion Netting Practice.
9 1000 Lt-Col. O.W.D. SMITH, O.C. GUARDS ARMOURED TRAINING WING visited Bn. Regimental Adjutant visited Bn.
9 1445 C.O., 2nd IC, T.A. and Squadron Leaders attended final Conference on Exercise ‘SNOW’ and preliminary Conference on Exercise ‘EAGLE’ at MALTON.
10 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 3.
10 0930 Battalion Netting.
10 1000 Lt-Col. O.W.D. SMITH, O.C. GUARDS ARMOURED TRAINING WING, visited the Bn.
Regimental Adjutant also visited the Bn.
10 1430 Lt. D.B.B. FEN WICK attended a Conference of Unit Education Officers in the Church Hall, MALTON.
10 1445 C.O., 2nd IC and Squadron Leaders attended final Conference on Exercise ‘SNOW’ and preliminary Conference on Exercise ‘EAGLE’ at MALTON.
11 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 4.
Battalion in Readiness until 0900 hours 12 Feb 44.
11 0930 Battalion Netting.
H.Q. San fired on WHEELDALE and FILEY A.A. Range.
Major R.F.S. GOOCH, MC, and Capt. J.N. BINGHAM attended a one day study period for Unit Security Officers at H.Q. GUARDS ARMOURED DIVISION.
11 1000 Lt. M.A. HAMILTON attended a Conference on SLIDEX Code at HQ 5th GUARDS ARMOURED BRIGADE.
12 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 5.
12 1000 The C.O. addressed the Battalion in the Lecture Room. All Ranks attended.
12 1015 The I.O. gave a lecture on Enemy Documents in Battalion Lecture Room. Field Returns issued. Appendix D, original only.
13   Battalion moved to Concentration Area, ENTHORPE, Nr. MARKET WEIGHTON, for Exercise ‘EAGLE’.
Capt. J.L. DARELL was in charge of rear party from 13 - 16 Feb inclusive.
Captain A.V. PRIESTLEY was in charge of rear party from 17 Feb to when Battalion returned.
ENTHORPE, Nr. MARKET WEIGHTON. 14   Battalion remained in Concentration Area.
Davy devoted to Maintenance, Lectures, A.B.C.A, etc.
15   8 CORPS advance NORTH, driving in the ‘GERMAN’ battle outposts; harboured at night two miles SOUTH of HUGGATE.
Nr. HUGGATE. 16   Battalion remained in harbour area; most of day spent drying clothes, etc. after a night of heavy rain.
17   Battalion HQ moved to BLANCH FARM. Squadrons remained.
18   Squadrons and Battalion HQ remained in respective harbour areas. Appendix E
19   Squadrons and Battalion HQ remained in respective harbour areas. Field Returns issued. Appendix E2
20   No. 1 Squadron put under command of 44 INFANTRY BRIGADE to support attack on KIRBY GRINDLEHYTHE.
GARTON ON THE WOLDS. 21   The attack was ready to be launched against enemy’s H.K.L. (main position). The Battalion moved to a leaguer near GARTON ON THE WOLDS.
WEST LUTTON. 22   The Battalion passed through the main enemy minefield and leaguers at WEST LUTTON.
WINTRINGHAM. 23   Advance continued to area NORTH of THE WOLDS. Leaguers in area WINTRINGHAM.
24   Exercise ended. Battalion remained in WINTRINGHAM area. Appendix E
HELMSLEY. 25   Battalion returned to Camp.
26 0900 Maintenance Parade.
Battalion in Readiness until 0900 hrs, 27 Feb.
Field Returns issued.
Appendix F
27 1100 Parade Service in Battalion Lecture Room.
28 0830 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 6.
Farewell letter from Major-General, BRIGADE OF GUARDS. Letter Re Training,
Appendix G2
29 0900 First Parade.
‘B’ Vehicles Task No. 7.
Battalion in Readiness to 0900 hrs, 1 Mar 44. Training Instructions No. 15.
Appendix G3

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