Brigade HQ – 588913.

0500 Bttns nothing to report.

1415 78 Division movement table night 16/17 received.

Brigade Intelligence Summary issued.

1532 Brigade movement order O.560 issued.


1 RIrF.

A scheme designed to test the system of command and control in the field

In the evening a large draft arrived of 189 men.

The following officers also joined –  Lt JTG Day, Lt R Blythe.  The following rejoined from hospital Lt JB Cammiade MC, Lt .JD Broadbent.


6 Innisks – VASTO.

Bttn carried on with training despite continuous rain throughout the day, which turned the Bttn area into a sea of mud.

A large party attended 36 Brigade Concert Party at Vasto in the afternoon.

25 reinforcements joined the Bttn among them being many who had been with the Bttn in North Africa or Sicily.

Lieut JK Beglin joined the Bttn.

There was a rum issue during the evening.


2 LIR.

Intelligence Section and two pioneers proceed to headquarters. 44 RTR 463928 to make a sand model of area Fossacesia 3904.

Warning order to move (later postponed).

Lieutenant JD O’Rourke rejoined from hospital and took over duties of Intelligence Officer.