1st September – SIDI BISHR.
2nd September – SIDI BISHR.
Officers and Sergeants’ Mess parties.
3rd September – SIDI BISHR.
Brigade Church Parade. Divisional Dance Band in Camp Area.
4th September – SIDI BISHR.
Lecture by Captain B Kentish on PRI.
5th September – SIDI BISHR.
Sgt KB Hanssen rejoined unit.
6th September – SIDI BISHR.
Captain BDH Clark to hospital. Bttn rifle shoot.
7th September – SIDI BISHR.
Lieut KB Payne rejoined unit from ITD.
8th September – SIDI BISHR.
Struck canvas preparatory to move.
9th September – SIDI BISHR.
Bttn by lorry to dock embark Durban Castle at 1200.
10th September – ALEXANDRIA.
Inspection by ship and shore authorities.
11th September – AT SEA.
Sailed at 0630.
12th/13th September – AT SEA.
Study navigation by stars. Inter unit tug of war won by RIrF.
14th September – AT SEA.
Boxing show. Orders for disembarkation.
15th September – TARANTO.
Bttn disembark 1500 hrs. By TCV to Divisional concentration.
16th September – TARANTO.
Reinforcements from Salerno. Captain Titterton and Lieut Robinson joined unit.
17th September – TARANTO.
Recce training areas. Prepare for schools.
18th September – TARANTO.
A/Tk platoon off for shoot. Lecture on R/T procedure.
Major Morris joined unit.
19th September – TARANTO.
Record promotion list of NCOs. Talk of CO on night problems in the line. Wireless exercise.
20th September – TARANTO.
Start I school. CO lecture on patrols. Carriers left for Bari.
21st September – TARANTO.
Major J Clarke MC, lecture and demonstration of patrols.
22nd September – TARANTO.
CO lecture – Battle Procedure. Captain Richards joined unit. Brigade play Retreat in LIR lines.
23rd September – TARANTO.
R Coy moved off. CO and IO move in advance. Move Order No 9 issued.
24th September – TARANTO.
Pack in preparation for move.
25th September – SAN SEVERO.
Possible SP at 0500 hrs. San Severo at 1700 hrs.
26th September – GUILLIANOVA
Stage at Gullianova 1720 hrs.
27th September – FANO.
Arrive at Fano area 1250 hrs.
28th September – FANO.
CO talked to bttn putting them in the picture.
29th September – FANO.
Brigade O Group.
30th September – FANO.
Farewell party for Major Holmes.
Mines encountered in training areas.