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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 83 Field Regiment|
|Month and Year: June 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R.E.H. Hudson|
|BWEF||6||D Day. Lieutenant Lester wounded when attached to 53 Airlanding Light Regiment Royal Artillery.|
|15||Advance Party leaves for Marshalling Area.|
|17||Main Body leaves for Marshalling area.|
|BWEF||20||330, 460 and portion Regimental HQ embarked on SS Port McPherson and SS A Frank Lever.|
|21||329 Battery and portion Regimental HQ embarked on SS Samark.|
|23||Advance Party disembarks and arrived in Concentration Area.|
|24||Aconvoy containing Regiment less Advance Party sails from Southend Roads for France.|
|26-27||Regiment completed disembarkation.|
|28||Regiment goes into action near LES FIETTEES 7773.|
|29||Lieutenant EW Brett (302 298), Lieutenatn RWE Sparkes (308 058), and Lieutenant DW Usherwood (308 069) Posted to WE and 1st Rfts from Rfts Group.|
|30||Regiment moves and in action near BRETTEVILE L'ORQUEILLENSE 9273 to assist in consolidation of 8th Corps advance South West of CAEN. E and F Troop 460 Battery registered Defensive Fire Task at 1850 . First round from the Regiment to fall in enemy Territory. Regiment receives orders to be prepared to relieve 131 Field Regiment RA in front line.|
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Source: ww2talk.com: War Diary: 83rd Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
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