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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 1 Coldstream Guards
Month and Year: November 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer:
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
SOUTH of NIJMEGEN 7159, SHEET 5, 1:100,000, HOLLAND 1 0715 P.T. - Maintenance.
COLDSTREAM GUARDS Group continue at 2hrs notice for counter attack role on R. MEUSE SOUTH EAST of GRAVE.
2 0715 P.T. - Maintenance.
2 0900 Mechanical Trade Test Capt. JOHNSON 2' (Armoured) Battalion GRENADIER GUARDS was President of Board.
2 0930 The C.O. inspected No. 2 Squadron billets.
2   Continue at 2hrs notice as before.
2   The curfew in NIJMEGEN extended to 2300 hrs.
3 0715 P.T.
3 0930 The C.O. inspected No. 3 Squadron billets.
4 0915 Squadron Drill Parades.
4   Field Returns issued. Appendix 1 Serial No. 44
5 1130 Parade Service.
6 0715 P.T. - Maintenance. - Baths.
7 0915 Squadron Drill Parades. Maintenance.
8 0715 P.T. Maintenance.
8 0915 No. 1 Squadron Drill Parade.
9 0715 P.T. Parade for HQ Nos. 1 and 3 Squadrons.
9   No. 1 Squadron Drill Parade for No. 2 Squadron.
9   Orders given for move.
10 0730 P.T. Parade for Nos. 1, 2 and HQ Squadrons.
10 0915 Drill Parade for No. 3 Squadron.
10 0900 Gunnery Trade Test President Major D.R.S. FITZGERALD.
10   2nd (Armoured) Battalion IRISH GUARDS Advance Party left for new area early.
11 0730 P.T. Parade Nos. 1, 2, and 3 Squadrons.
11 0915 Drill Parade HQ Squadron. Battalion prepare to move.
11   Field Returns issued. Appendix I Serial No. 45
VOORSTAD Map Reference 677683, Sheet 48, 1:50,000, 12 0400 Reveille.
12   Battalion moved 0600 hrs. Appendix C
12   Harboured WEST of SITTARD at VOORSTAD less No. 1 Squadron.
12   No. 1 Squadron moved into position under Command of 5th Battalion COLDSTREAM GUARDS holding a defensive line area Northern part of woods NORTH OF WHER, Map Reference 7267 with 2 Troops forward.
HILLENSBERG Map Reference 7266, Sheet 48, 1:50,000 13   Battalion less No. 1 Squadron moved out of VOORSTAD between 1400 hrs and 1800 hrs. No. 3 Squadron to JABEEK Map Reference 7466 in reserve to support 5th Battalion COLDSTREAM GUARDS in a counter attack role. HQ and No. 2 Squadron moved to HILLENSBERG Map Reference 7266. No. 2 Squadron in a counter attack role to occupy the high ground WEST of HILLENSBERG if ordered by BRIGADE. 2 Squadrons of 2nd Battalion WELSH GUARDS were given the same role.
13   Re Security and Looting in Hostile Country APPENDIX G1 & G2
14   No change.
15   No change.
15   Danger of Mines and Booby Traps. Appendix G3
16   No change.
17   No change.
18   No change.
18   Field Returns issued. Appendix I
19 0930 Parade Service for No. 3 Squadron in No. 3 Squadron area.
19 1045 Parade Service for Battalion HQ and No. 2 Squadron in village school.
20   No. 1 Squadron join Battalion HQ at HILLENSBERG changing places with No. 2 Squadron who moved to NORTH of WHER, Map Reference 7267.
20   Leave. Appendix G11 Nos. 4 & 5
21   No change. Appendix A
22   No change. Appendix A
23   Walking Out. Appendix GII No. 6
24   No change.
24   Field Returns issued. Appendix I Serial No. 47
25   No change.
26   No change.
27   No. 2 Squadron change places with No. 3 Squadron, otherwise no change.
28   No change.
29   No change.
29   A JU.88 crashed in flames just WEST of WEHR 7268 at approximately 1930 hrs. Three men who baled out were captured.
30   No change.

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