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WAR DIARY
or
INTELLIGENCE SUMMARY
Army Form C.2118
Unit: 171 Company RASC
Month and Year: February 1944 (Erase heading not required). Commanding Officer: Major Everingham, RASC
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
COTTINGHAM 1   Normal Platoon Training. 2 O.Rs. posted to H.Q. R.A.S.C. 11 Armd. Div. 2 O.Rs. posted from H.Q. R.A.S.C. 11 Armd. Div. 1 O.R. posted to H.Q. 29 Armd. Bde. 1 O.R. posted from H.Q. 29 Armd. Bde. Strength 13 Officers 469 O.Rs.
2   Exercise “Playtime” – Wireless Exercise attended by 5 Officers 3 Sgts. Platoons on Waterproofing practice.
3   Normal Platoon Training.
4   Normal Platoon Training.
5   Strength 13 Officers 469 O.Rs. A.F.W. 3008 and 3009f rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd Echelon. Normal Platoon Training. Pack Rations collected by Company for Exercise “Eagle”. Appendix “A”
6   Vehicle Maintenance.
7   Vehicle Maintenance Drive. 1 O.R. posted to 715 Gen. Tpt. Coy. R.A.S.C. 1 O.R. posted to Unit from 30 R.H.U.
COTTINGHAM 8 1030 Unit on Parade (310 All Ranks) with 159 Inf. Bde inspected by C n C 21 Army Gp. (General Sir Bernard L. Montgomery K.C.B. D.S.C.) at HORNSEA.
8   Lt. P.S. Vallender S.O.S. on posting to 34 Mob Pet. Filling Centre.
9   Platoons on intesive maintenance. Lecture by Amn Officer on “Procedure in the Field” (60 O.Rs.) 1 O.R. admitted to hospital.
10   Platoons preparing for Exercise “Eagle” – Maintenance, Shelters, etc.
11   O.Cs.Conference. Orders for Exercise “Eagle” issued.
12   Preparations for Exercise “Eagle”. 1 O.R. posted to unit from No. 1 Holding Bn. R.A.S.C. 1 O.R. posted to 778 Corps Car Coy. R.A.S.C. 3 O.Rs. admitted to hospital.
12   AFW 3008 and 3009f rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd Echelon. Appendix “B”
12   Strength 12 Officers. 469 O.Rs.
COTTINGHAM 13   Unit proceeds on Exercise “Eagle” (full strength) to concentration area near HENSALL. S.P. formed.
14   Exercise “Eagle” 0900. Ammunition for Exercise purposes collected from Worksop. (87 Vehicles).
14 1030 Supply Point formed.
14 2200 Ammunition Point formed moves forward behind Brigade.
15   Exercise “Eagle” S.P. formed at 1030 hours.
15 2300 O.C. Conference – Move location a.m. 16. 1 O.R. admitted hospital.
16 0800 Exercise “Eagle” – Unit moves location to WELTON.
16 1400 Ammunition Dumping prigramme at 150 F.M.A.
17   Exercise “Eagle” S.P. 1030 hours.
WELTON 18   Exercise “Eagle” 11 Vehicles draw ammunition for dumping programme. 2 O.Rs. admitted to hospital.
WELTON 19   Exercise “Eagle”. S.P. formed a.m. 1 Tpt. Platoon used for moving D.I.D. to 151 F.M.A. 8 vehicles detached to R.Es. (carrying bridging materials)
20   AFW 3008 and 3009 f rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd Echelon. Appendix “C”
20   Strength 12 Officers. 469 O.Rs. Exercise “Eagle” Ammunition Point replenished from 150 F.M.A. Unit notified of probable move Area Recced.
21   Ammunition dumping programme. Exercise “Eagle”
22 1400 Exercise “Eagle” – Unit moves location to BESWICK and KILNWICK S.P. formed a.m.
BESWICK 23   Exercise “Eagle” – S.P. formed a.m. 1 O.R. admitted to hospital.
24   Exercise “Eagle” – S.P. formed a.m.
24 1800 “Cease Fire” Exercise “Eagle” given.
24   2/Lt. Sweeting posted to unit from H.Q. R.A.S.C.
25 0900 Unit returns from Exercise to permanent location.
COTTINGHAM 26 1400 Return of Jerricans used on “Eagle” to unit at CHERRY BURTON.
26   AFW 3008 and 3009 f rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd Echelon. Appendix “D”
26   Strength 13 Officers 469 O.Rs.
27   Normal platoon training. Snow and icy roads. 1 O.R. discharged from hospital.
28   1 O.R. discharged from hospital. All Platoons dumping Jerricans in normal location.
29   All ammunition used on “Eagle” returned to Worksop. (87 vehicles). 3 O.Rs. posted to unit from 30. R.H.U.

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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com.

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