War Diaries – 21st November 1943

Brigade HQ – 453997.

0500 Bttns nothing to report.

0600 2 LIR reported established 1830 20 Nov at 412942.

1200 Brigade Intelligence Summary issued.

1330 1 RIrF reported C and D Coys moved into new billets Torino.

1400 Brigade HQ closed present location and reopened same time Castelbordino.

1500 Division ordered Brigade to send 200 men for working party with REs tonight. Bttns informed by LO.

1515 6 Innisks reported Bttn HQ 553922.

Amendment No 3 to 38 (Irish) Brigade Operational Order No 30 dated 18 November issued.

1820 38 Brigade responsible for mule park until situation changes.

1900 Proforma and request for daily mule state sent to OC Mule Park.

1 RIrF.

More accommodation found for rifle coys.  Slight shelling area 446982.  Rain persistent.

6 Innisks – VASTO.

Continuous rain throughout the day.

Coys cleaned up and prepared once again for battle.

1100 C of E church service was held.

1300 A party from Bttn visited a cinema show at Vasto.

2 LIR.

1400 Companies remain in area Scatozzo; Battalion HQ move to Farm 413944.