Brigade HQ – TERMOLI.

0545 Patrol 2 LIR reported to have reached 751799 without contact. A patrol to Petaciatto (H7179) was fired upon from area 7280. Enemy gun positions observed at 710810 and 7079. Enemy MT and tank activity was heard from beyond T Tecchio.

0630 6 Innisks reported some enemy activity on left flank and enemy shelling in area. no damage or casualties reported . Recce patrols to pt 149 (7372), but made no contact.

0830 1 RIrF patrol to 760742 made no contact.

0915 Details of Brigade patrols on night of 8/9 October see Appendix.

1300 Informed by 36 Brigade that 56 Recce Regiment (A Squadron) on recce from 773705 – 743709 – 757717 from 0700 – 1730hrs on 10th October.

1530 Enemy shelling reported in area 784764. Estimated position of guns 715793.

1635 6 Innisks patrols to 7073 reported enemy guns in area 704679 and 722679. No enemy seen.

1800 Situation on Brigade front see Sitrep.

1945 1 RIrF reported recce patrol to Petaciatto (H7179). Estimated enemy strength in town and on forward slopes said to be approximately one battalion. Patrol observed on 88 gun firing from 725790. Enemy AA was seen north of Petaciatto.

2250 Sitrep reference patrols attached as Appendix.


1 RIrF.

0815 Recce patrol under Sgt Montgomery were sent to Petacciato and succeeded in contacted the enemy.

1030 A Coy shelled. Two light casualties.

Intermittent shelling around A and B Coys.

Captain NW Bass rejoined from hospital.


6 Innisks – SAN GIACOMO.

Once again, the only activity was from enemy shell fire and a few shells fell on the town. There was one casualty, slightly wounded.


2 LIR.

0400 Patrol of 25 other ranks commanded by Lieutenant White went forward to make contact. No Contact was made with the enemy infantry. The Patrol was fired on by heavy guns and mortars from areas 7079 & 7280.

0900 Commanding Officer and IO (Intelligence Officer) tour Company areas. Divisional Commander in Battalion area.

Intermittent enemy shelling of G Company area during the day.

Standing Patrol as for the 8th.