War Diaries – 14th May 1943


Extracts from 5 Corps Intelligence Summary and a recaptured prisoner’s statement were forwarded to Bttns.

0945 Orders were received that 256 Battery 64 A/Tk Regiment was to revert forthwith under command Royal Artillery.

Divisional letter re operational requirements was issued. In each Bttn, one rifle coy was to be in unit area daily and available to turn out if required.

1 RIrF.

A quiet day. Nothing to report. Bathing under coy arrangements was carried out.

Lance Corporal J H Neil Moores, Royal Irish Fusiliers.

6 Innisks – MAXULA REGES.

0900 Section of RE examine the tunnels, lifts, switches etc of the defence works for booby traps. Detention personnel put to cleaning up the buildings. Bttn HQ has a separate office for each department. Quarter Guard mounted. Daily routine established on proper basis. A bathing beach is almost 2 miles away. Bounds include villages of Megrine and Maxula Reges. Effort made to re-start the Pipe Band.