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    War Diary: 1st Assault Brigade HQ

    Month and year: September 1944

    The 1st Assault Brigade HQ September 1944 war diary covers the units time in France and belgium at Blainville, La Haye Malherbe and Lippeloo

    National Archive Reference: WO 171/1797

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    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
    BLAINVILLE10900Bde Comd to 49 Div
    20830Bde Comd to 21 A Gp
    41300Technical HQ to new location - GSGS 4250/9F1 150908 LA HAYE MALHERBE
    50830Bde Comd to 30 Armd Bde re operation against LE HAVRE
    62000Main HQ to LA HAYE MALHERBE
    LA HAYE MALHERBE12IO to new location (BETHUNE) to select new site
    131300Tac HQ (Bde Comd, BM, DAA & QMG, Sigs and HQ 149 Sqn) to
    GSGS 4040 Sht 62 361242
    16Bde HQ with UC 5 Regt and 82 Sqn and 6 Regt comes UC 1 Cdn Army
    171000Recce party to new location
    Bde Sec of 16 Lt Fd Amb allotted this HQ from 79 Armd Div
    180900Main HQ, Sigs and 149 Sqn to new location GS GS 4040 Sht 44 567773
    LIPPELOO19Bde HQ and 149 Sqn come UC 79 Armd Div
    201600Bde HQ less G3 and 149 Sqn to ST OMER GSGS 4040 H 154488
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    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
    LIPPELOO210830G3 to UK for liaison work with 557 Aslt Trg Regt RE
    241530Bde HQ returns to LIPPELOO
    25G3 returns from UK
    27Maj CARRADOS REME att temporarily this HQ from 1 Tk Bde as BEME