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War Diary: 1st Bn Royal Tank Regiment

Month and year: January 1944

The 1st Battalion Royal Tank Regiment February 1944 war diary starts with the unit arriving in Scotland by sea and traveling to a camp at Didlington

National Archive Reference: WO 171/865

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Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
Map ref. 1" 1.1.44 - 3.1.44 At sea.
Ordnance Survey 4.1.44 Arrived at a Scottish port.
of England & 5.1.44 Preparing to disembark.
Wales Sheet 66. 6.1.44 The unit was disembarked and transported by rail to BRANDON Norfolk.
The camp was situated at Didlington 2415.
7.1.44 0700 Reveille.
0900 Morning Parade.
1800 Guard Mounting Parade.
This constituted a normal day's routine.
8.1.44 ) Normal Routine
9.1.44 )
10.1.44 ) Normal Routine.
11.1.44 ) A portion of the regiment went on leave each day, leaving only a small number
12.1.44 ) for the purpose of guarding the camp. Scale of leave:-
Men who had served less than two years abroad - 2 weeks.
" " " " over two & less than four years abroad - 3 weeks.
" " " " over four years abroad - 4 weeks.
13.1.44 to 31.1.44 Normal Routine.
Major CRISP DSO MC commanded the unit during the transit period.
Lt Col CARVER DSO MC commanded the unit from 22.1.44.