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War Diary: 12th Devonshire Regiment

Month and year: April 1944

During the 12th Bn Devonshire Regiment April 1944 war diary the unit left Woodhall Spa and relocated to Bulford.

National Archive Reference: WO 171/1279

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Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
1 Field return of Officers for w.e. 1 Apr 44 rendered to G.H.Q.App 'A'
" " " O.Rs. " " " " " "
2nd Ech.
App 'B'
2-3-4 & 5 Bn. despatched on privilege leave. All leave cancelled w.e.f
5 Apr 44
7 All letters of Officers & O.Rs. to be subject to unit and
base censorship by order of 6 Airldg Bde
8 Field return of Officers for w.e 8th Apr 44 rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd Ech.App 'C'
" " " O.Rs. " " " " " "App 'D'
12-13 Bn. returned from privilege leave
15 Field return of Officers for w.e. 15 Apr 44 rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd EchApp 'E'
" " " O.Rs. " " " " " "App 'F'
19 Ex. "MUSH" Bn (less R coy) left WOODHALL SPA by road to bivouace
on 19,20.21 at PAINSWICK, Glos. Moved to battle position at
CERNEY WICK on 21st. Ex. ended 1930 hrs 22nd.
Advance Party (R coy) left WOODHALL SPA to take over BULFORD
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
21 contd FIELDS CAMP from 7 K.O.S.B
Address of Bn. changed to A.P.O. England.
22 Field return of Officers for w.e. 22 Apr 44 rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd Ech.App 'G'
" " " O.Rs. " " " " " " "App 'H'
23 Bn. (less R Coy) returned to BULFORD.
29 Field return of Officers for w.e. 29 Apr 44 rendered to G.H.Q. 2nd EchApp 'I'
" " " O.Rs. " " " " "App 'J'
1-30 Normal Coy & Pl training.

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