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War Diary: 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

Month and year: July 1944

July 1944 War Diary for 1st Fife and Forfar Yeomanry in the ROTHBURY area and training at KIRKCUDBRIGHT and CREETOWN AFV Ranges and preparing for mobilisation

National Archive Reference: WO 171/1518

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Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
ROTHBURY 4 2/Lieut M.S.HALL to be w/Lieut w.e.f. 19 Jun 44
4 1155 Adv. rd. party left for new area FORNHAM EAST CAMP, BURY ST ENDMUNDS
Staying at DONCASTER night 4/5 Jul 44.
KIRKUDBRIGHT 8 1300 Train no. 8SC2 with load of 1 offr, 50 OR's, 10 Cromwells and
1 Carrier, left for TWO MIKE BOTTOM station
ROTHBURY 8 Amn party left for new area by rd staying night 8/9 Jul 44 at
DONCASTER
9 1100 RHQ ?closed? County Hotel, ROTHBURY and ?spend? ?some? time at FORNHAM
EAST CAMP, BURY ST EDMUNDS.
9 Main rd party left for new area staying night 9/10 Jul 44 at DONCASTER
9 0250 Train no 9N53 with load of 2 Offrs, 30 OR's. 10 Churchills left
ALNWICK station for new area.
9 0935 "Train no 9N51 with load of 2 Offrs, 30 OR's and 10 Cromwells left
ALNWICK station for new area."
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Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information
KIRKCUDBRIGHT 9 1300 Train no 9S02 with load of 1 offr, 40 ORs, 7 Cromwells and
2 carriers departed for new area.
ROTHBURY 9 2010 Train no 9N54 with load of 22 offrs, 282 OR's and 70 tons of
baggage departed for new area
12 KIRKCUDBRIGHT AFV RANGE permament party arrived in new area
FORNHAM 15 Lieuts. J.W.SAMSON, K.F.BOTTOMLEY, M.S.HALL and 2/Lieut
N.H.CORY posted to No 2 Armd Reinforcement Unit
25 Recieved Adjusting War Office UM to reorganise mobilisation
on a Tk Bn basis by 1 Aug 44 under comd EASTCO
29 Lieut J.N. Howell provided data for Appx 'A' to this diary
30 Completed trial load up of vehicles on light scale for embarkation
overseas