War Diaries – 7th February 1943

Brigade HQ – BOU ARADA. 

Miss Virginia Cowles visited Bttns and HQ 38 (Irish) Infantry Brigade.

Patrols to Hehallah, Beecher’s Brook 678088 and area 6710 found nothing. Patrol to Barka was engaged by MG fire (probably from an ambush.)

During the day, movement was slight, activity continuing in the hills north of the lake.

38 Brigade Intelligence Summary was issued.

A letter was sent to 6 Armoured Division on the subject of “Training of Reinforcements.”  Recent experiences were narrated in detail and certain suggestions mainly on Specialist Training were put forward.


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

Activities normal. Nothing to report.

6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD. 

0030 Lieut Davidson’s patrol reports back in bits. 2.i.c. has difficulty in sorting out the reports and places where they were fired on. Lt Davidson was wounded in both legs and arm. One OR was also wounded, and there are three ORs missing. A quiet day.

1800 C Coy went back to rest area and D Coy take their place.

CO has another night at Brigade HQ. Certain patrol activity during the night.. go into minefield farm.

2 LIR.

2000 Patrol ‘Stockings’ to farm 617112 – nothing to report.

1900 Patrol ‘Socks’ to farms 641123, 633105 – nil result.