Brigade HQ – 558913.

0500 Bttns nothing to report.

1000 COs’ conference at Brigade HQ. Brigade Intelligence Summary issued.

1755 Brigade informed by Division that two Italian monks dressed in brown expected to pass through our lines from north 15 – 17 November. Bttns ordered to pass any such persons answering this description immediately to this HQ.

2300 Division informed brigade that road Casalbordino – River Sangro under control 5 Corps wef 17 November and authority to use must be applied for from Division by 0700hrs previous day.


1 RIrF.

Drill parade followed by church parades. After church parade, the CO addressed all ranks.


6 Innisks – VASTO.

Period of four days intensive training commenced with Bttn route march at 0800hrs. Route distance – 8 miles.

1145 RC and C of E church services held.

1700 IO and one section of Battle Platoon left for attachment to 6 RWK for purpose of recce of assembly area and routes across River Sangro for operation “Encroach”.


2 LIR.

Divine service for all denominations other than RCs conducted by Lieutenant Colonel (C F Class II) V Pike, 5 Corps. RC services in Chapel San Lorenzo.

Representative football match; 2 LIR v 6 Innisks. Result 2 LIR 1  6 Innisks 0.