War Diaries – 28th March 1943

Brigade HQ – TESTOUR.

HQ 38 Brigade and 6 Innisks to pass under command 46 Division. Recce parties to reach 46 Div HQ by 1000 hrs 29 March. 5 Grenadier Guards to come under command 24 Guards Brigade to relieve 6 Innisks.

38 Brigade HQ closed present location 442207 at 1900 hrs and moved to Beja via Teboursouk and Thibar.

38 Brigade HQ opened at Farm Venec 2300 hrs.

1 RIrF – BEJA.

A quiet night with nothing to report. Major H Rogers reported and assumed the appointment of 2.i.c.

A quiet night. Standing patrols at 250487 and 263477 had nothing to report.

6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

0600 Weather fine – rain later in day.

0900 CO together with officers attend demonstration by the tanks of A Squadron 142 RAC.

The demonstration was originally intended to show the suitability of slit trenches when attacked by tanks. Unfortunately, the trench occupied by the CO and Capt N Kingsmill (Canada) was not equal to the strain imposed on it by a Churchill and collapsed. Neither was hurt but it is clear that both the CO and Capt Kingsmill now have more faith in tanks than in trenches

1800 C of E Church service by Capt Mitchel.

2 LIR.

0215 Battalion arrives new area for training.

1200 Church parades.