Title 12 Bn. Devonshire Regt.: diary of events, 1944 June - Aug.
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Source UK_National_Archive Reference WO 223/27

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HISTORICAL DIARY OF EVENTS FROM D DAY TO 26 AUGUST 1944.
12th Battalion The Devonshire Regiment.

Map Refs:- (1) Sheet 7/F CAEN - FALAISE
(2) TROARN - 1/50,000
(3) OUISTREHAM 1/25,000

Objects:- (a) To give a concise history of events for historical and interest reasons.
(b) To study any deficiencies or surplus in our organisation and equipment.
(c) To form a basis for future training.

Contents:- INTRODUCTION CHRONOLOGICAL STORY - Parts 1 (6 - 25 JUNE).

Appx 'A'- Distribution of personnel and vehicles to L.C.Is. and Gliders.

Appx 'B' -Lessons regarding organisation and equiptment and training in light of operations.

Appx 'C'- Comments on period spent in Transit Cramps.

Appx 'D'- (i) (ii) - Trace showing defence positions of Battalion at LE BAS DE RANVILLE and CHATEAU COME.

Appx 'E'- Kit carried by personnel and contents of NAAFI Packs.

Appx 'F'- Notes on "Patrols and Propoganda".

1. By D Day the Battalion was distributed as shown below:-

(a) Main body of troops, less 'A' Coy - SEABORNE.

In four L.C.Is - at anchorage off SOUTHEND (R.THAMES)


(Archive transcripts © Copyright Normandy War Guide)

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