Brigade HQ.

A/Capt JHF Hobbs 56 Recce Regiment, appointed IO this HQ vice Capt MJ Glenn Worcestershire Regiment.

Brigade Commander attended GOC’s conference training in Sicily.  Brigade Commander issued memorandum on Artillery Comms when Divisional Artillery supports a brigade attack. T/Captain CPJD O’Farrell relinquished appointment as Staff Captain on posting to 1 RIrF.

1 RIrF.

Bttn reorganisation in progress.

Captain NW Bass admitted to hospital on Aug 15th.

2 LIR.

Battalion rests.

American troops reported on outskirts of Messina. Forward elements of the 5th Army advancing swiftly and are a few miles from the town.

T/Major APK O’Connor admitted to ADS.

T/Captain JP Delaney (RUR) admitted to ADS.