War Diaries – 30th January 1943

Brigade HQ – BOU ARADA.

Read adjustments (as per order of 29 Jan) were carried out without incident.

Divisional Commander visited battle HQ (640076).


Details of the events of the night are given in the Appendix.

No activity more than routine by daylight.

6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

0115 C Coy report they have handed over.

0220 Bttn HQ leaves for new positions and CO calls at Advance Brigade HQ on the way – sees Brigadier and reports move completion. Bttn HQ is now in Nullah with A Coy to the south and C Coy to the north. It is thought the enemy is so far unaware of Nullah. Any how it has not been shelled. It would appear to be a fairly safe place – all the same we are rather thick on the ground.

1000 CO held his usual conference to arrange the nightly patrols and their administrative matters. Reinforcements have arrived without their 48hr tin rations. They say they were never issued with them. CO & I.O. go round the Bttn area during morning and afternoon.

A very warm day – the warmest so far after the coldest night.

Orders received that the Brigade will take up a better position in the hills to our rear.

2 LIR.

0630 G Company arrive in battalion rest area having been relieved by Rifle Brigade.

1030 H Company arrive.