Brigade HQ– IN TRANSIT.

38 Brigade left for area Sousse. Via Camp Bou Ficha (K3804), Enfidaville (K3892), Kairouan road for area Churchill (P4151). Movement tables see Appendix. Brigade locations as shown in tracing.


1 RIrF – IN TRANSIT.

Bttn move to Sousse, and as part of the 78th Division go into reserve to the 8th Army, who had invaded Sicily last night.

Captain J Ray MC admitted to hospital.


6 Innisks – HAMMAMET.

0930 Bttn moves by MT to Churchill concentration area (Camp Betty 2 – K4050).Formation signs removed.

Area is olive grove. Shade good, cooler than last area. Water situation bad – 1 quart drinking, 1 quart washing.

Road covered in deep sand. 12 miles to Sousse.


2 LIR.

Battalion moves to Sousse. Battalion HQ established 414511 (sheet 56 I/50000 Tunisia). News received of invasion of Sicily by American, British and Canadian forces.