Brigade HQ – SIDI MAHMOUD.

Orders from 6th Armoured Division to discover specific information, orders to this effect were forwarded to Bttns and an LO was attached to forward Bttns to bring back early morning patrol reports.

The Liaison Officer from the French Army, Lieut R Doumic arrived for attachment to this HQ.


1 RIrF – GOUBELLAT. RIrF

Sitrep of 26/27 December gives full account of the activities of the Bttn of that night.

The day spent in further recce for the patrols for the coming night.

Lieutenant Desmond Moore, 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers (attached from Worcestershire Regiment).

Fusilier Leonard Thoroughgood, 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Fusilier Thomas Williams, 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Fusilier Daniel Downing, 1 Royal Irish Fusiliers.


6 Innisks – GOUBELLAT.

Another day devoted to administration.


2 LIR.

1400 Observation post observes 8 parachutists in farm 718154 with machine gun. They retire into buildings when fired upon by H Company’s light machine guns.