Date Time Action
1944
June 6th 0730 hrs AVREs touch down
0735 1 HAMPS touch down.
0745 1 DORSET " "
0750 Tac Bde left NITH
0905 " " touched down
0930 LES ROQUETTES captured by 1 DORSET
0950 R.M. Commando landed
1425 Pt 54 (BUHOT) captured by 1 DORSET.
2 DEVON held up EAST of RYES.
LE HAMEL nearly clear.
1700 RYES captured by 2 DEVON.
CABANE gunpositions captured by 1 HAMPS
1900 Radar Station at ARROMANCHES captured by 1 HAMPS with troops entering ARROMANCHES.
June 7th 0900 2 DEVON captured Pt 76 MASSE FR CRADAILLE and moving towards ST ROSIERE and LONGUE Batteries.
1050 2 DEVON in LONGUE village
1120 2 DEVON captured LONGUE Bty - 120 PW - 60 killed, 1 HAMPS captured MANVIEUX
1300 Sitrep(.) 2 DEVON area LONGUE - MASSE DE CRADIALLE
- ST ROSIERE (.) 1 DORSET area RYES with one
Coy and carrier sec in BAZENVILLE mopping up (.)
1 HAMPS area. SOUTH of ARROMANCHES (.) 47 RM
Commando reported in PORT EN BASSIN fighting hard
June 8th 0615 2 DEVON ordered to move on PORT EN BESSIN and
help 47 RM Commando.
1 DORSET completed mopping up in area. LE MANOIR -
BAZENVILLE during night.
1200 2 DEVON captured locality 7887 - 1 DORSET under
command 8 Armd Bde.
1600 2 DEVON proceeding to Pt 72 to clear enemy after
capturing ESCURES.
47 RM Commando now known to have captured PORT
EN BASSIN previous night.
2359 Sitrep (.) 2 DEVON area Pt 72 and COMMES (.)
1 HAMPS at RYES and SOMMERVIEU (.) 1 DORSET
area AUDRIEU under command 8 Armd Bde.
June 9th 2359 Relief of 56 Bde at BAYEUX complete. 61 Recce
under comd.
June 10th During day patrol 1 HAMPS - 2 DEVON and 61 Recce
proceeded fwd towards TRUNGY.
June 11th 1300 2 DEVON reach line LI BELLE EPIN.
1 HAMPS area L. BUTTE.
1900 Counter attack on 2 DEVON.
June 12 1900 Small infiltration by enemy on 2 DEVON front.
1 HAMPS moved to BERNIERES BOCAGE.

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