Brigade HQ – BOU ARADA. 

No contact was made west of main road Goubellat – Bou Arada and recce patrols to Ploughtop and Bir Rabal added nothing to our knowledge of these areas.

Platoon 6 Innisks swept pt 286 and made contact at top 662072. They fired at enemy movement and inflicted casualties

Brigade Intelligence Summary was issued.

6 Armoured Division HQ moved out and ‘Y’ Division was established at 495033. CI Squadron Derbyshire Yeomanry went into Divisional reserve at O 5098.

Counterattack force was strengthened by addition of 2 LIR’s 2-pounders.

Order was received from ‘Y’ Division for 152 Field Regiment to be at 2 hr notice to move from 1600 hrs to join 6 Armoured Division. One field regiment (less two batteries) 46 Division was standing by to relieve.

Message was received from 56 Recce re patrols into the mountains. ‘Y’ Division Admin Order No 1 was received. Intention: “to maintain ‘Y’ Division and attached troops.”


The events and activities of the night are recorded in detail in the Appendix.

Normal activity – nothing to report.

6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

Patrolling and Admin Conference 1000 hr. Quiet day.

2 LIR.

1600 Ambush Patrol ‘H’ ‘DE’ to 632128 – nothing to report.

1600 Ambush Patrol ‘Tan’ to 583118 – nothing to report.