Brigade HQ – TEBOURSOUK.

1500 Brigade Commander with CRA continued detailed recce of Medjez area.

1800 Brigade Commander and BM set up Advance HQ with HQ 6 Innisks J5213.

2200 Advance party 1 R IrF reported at Brigade HQ. After dark, 1 R IrF moved into position area as shown as B Bttn areas on trace Appendix D.


1 RIrF – DJEBEL EL AKHOUAT.

0200 Bttn installed in defensive positions as per trace for ‘B’.., adopting normal defence routine.

1930 CO attended Brigade ‘O’ Group conference for evening ops.


6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

0830 All forward Coys report a quiet night. Lt Duke, B Coy, takes out patrols and confirms rumours that there are enemy in front of coy positions. A Coy report no enemy patrols met during the night.

C Coy has a “make or mend” day in reserve except Maxwell who is acting as 2 i/c. He visits forward Coys and arranges patrols for tonight

1400 B Coy are dive bombed for half an hour and suffer three casualties – men in the signals operation but the set is ok.

1655 Major Allen gets warning order to move. There will be a conference at our HQ at 1930 to discuss it.

1950 Brigadier arrives and conference is held, the following attended: OC 152 Field Regiment RA, OC 92 A/Tk Regiment RA, CO 1 RIrF and CO 2 LIR. The new positions are agreed to. 6 Innisks to move up tonight and 2 LIR the night after.

2130 The Bttn moves off, and takes up positions around Goubellat.

Fusilier James Purdy, 6 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.


2 LIR.

0700 Commanding officer went off to recce new area to rendezvous in hills east of Medjez el-Bab with company commanders.