Brigade HQ – BEJA.

Lt DGF Kirkham RUR ceased to be attached to this HQ and returned to 2 LIR.


1 RIrF – BEJA.

Nothing to report during the day. Training was carried out by Coys – marches combined with sector familiarisation. Heavy rain and mist made the OPs unable to observe much.

A quiet night. Standing patrols at 280481 and 263477 had nothing to report. A patrol of 2/5 Leicesters was intending to contact the latter during the night but failed to contact owing to the conditions.


6 Innisks – IN THE FIELD.

0700 Party under Capt N Kingsmill left to recce new Bttn area near Beja (343371).

1000 Recce party from 5 Grenadier Guards arrive and arrangements are made for handing over.

1030 Road recce party leave for Beja.

2110 Handing over completed and Bttn crosses start line. Order of march: A Coy, Bttn HQ, B, C and D Coys.


2 LIR.

Battalion training.