Brigade HQ – BOU ARADA.

No movement west of road or east of Grandstand, but a patrol to Farm 654129 was engaged by 2 MGs.

Intelligence Summary was issued. Appendix A was a further account with comments of 6 Innisks action on 24 Feb.

1430 Message was received from ‘Y’ Division that an Arab reported 500 men at 563091.

During the afternoon, Corps Commander and Commander ‘Y’ Division visited Bttns. Brigade Commander made a further recce south to El Aroussa.


1 RIrF – REST AREA.

The night was quiet – nothing to report.

The activities and events of this day and overnight are recorded in detail in the Appendix.

Fusilier William Crocker, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Corporal Michael De Courcey, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Fusilier Max Blundell, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

Fusilier Barney Needlestein, Royal Irish Fusiliers.


6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

Usual conference at 1000 hrs to fix patrols.

1530 Nine Stukas dive bombed A Coy’s position. No damage of casualties.

1830 Enemy seen on pt 246 and 218 engaged by artillery.

2040 Trace and Parachute flares to our west.

2110 Plane flew over Bttn area from east to west.

Fusilier Anthony Maguire, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.


2 LIR.

1530 Twelve JU 87s dive bombed areas 645085 and 655072 and 620090 also bombs on wadi 640111/633/103. No casualties.