Brigade HQ – BEJA.

During the day, movement of MT and infantry was observed area 4248.

1700 Brigade Commander attended coordinating conference at Divisional HQ.

1740 Order was received from 46 Division for 1 RIrF to revert under command 38 Brigade and 16 DLI also to come under command.

2100 Final conference of O Group was held at Brigade HQ.

1 RIrF – BEJA.

A quiet day.

1900 Battalion moved by march route to concentration area: Farm 4234.

Fusilier Joseph Quirk, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

0530 All Coys normal and nothing to report.

0630 Patrols 164/167 return.

0830 CO holds conference and explains general situation and the role of the Battalion in the near future, which is to attack pt 355 on Djebel Mahdi J414435.

1830 Strong fighting patrol consisting of Lieut Beeching and 16 ORs (5 int. section) went out to recce route to start line.

Coy Commander and other reps went up to gunner OP on D Coy hill to see Mahdi and approach to lying up area J383398.

Captain Kenneth Beeching, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

Lance Corporal John Rose, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.

2 LIR.

Captain AST Galloway, Captain JO Curry and Lieutenant HJP La Prairie leave and re-join own units.