View Map
Map here
Overlay transparency


    War Diary: 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles

    Month and year: Febuary 1944

    The 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles February 1944 War diary covers the units time at Hawick and exercise Bridgeland in Melrose

    National Archive Reference: WO 171/1384

    All diaries for this unit:

    Please use the contact us page to report any errors or inaccuracies.

    Viewing map locations

    Many of the location in this diary have been geocoded, these locations are highlighted clicking on them will display them on a map. Many location also have historical maps and aerial photographs of the area available.

    « Return to war diaries

    Page 1 of 1
    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and InformationReferences to Appendices
    HAWICK/Ex TWIST GRIP Bde M/C competition Bde M/C CompetitionWEATHER
    1/2Coys practise 18 set co-operation with ARTY.1-3 Snow
    2Mortar Pl To Div Battle school for three weeks.4-8 Frost
    3/4TRG for OFFRS and Sjts on SHELL REPS9-11 Dry
    3Postings of Offrs to Bn. Capt RS Hall, Lt RA Smith, 2/Lt KA Bradshaw
    2/Lt EC Rapkins, Lt KO Ingham 2/Lt WE Palmer, 2/Lt Kegolsmith
    12/13 Wet
    6BDE INSPECTION By Comd 21 Army GP14-16 Dry
    7Lecture "Battle Discipline" by Bde 2 i/c to all offrs. 2/Lt S.C. Shimmins posted to Bn
    Cloth model discussion "Ex Grab" for all offrs.
    17 Wet
    8Lecture to all offrs on ABCA by Div Education Offr.
    8-10Coys PRACTISE for Ex BRIDGELAND18-21 Dry
    9Bde CARRIER Competition22 Wet
    MELROSE11BN practice for Ex BRIDGLAND28-29 Dry
    14Ex BRIDGELAND object to Practice the BN in street fighting and River crossing
    The lack of water in river reduced the value of this Exercise.
    HAWICK15-19Coys practice laying & Recording of minefields.
    16ALL offers fire 6pr Atk guns
    19Bn Drill Parade
    21COs conference for all offers
    22Trq Films (M/C) for all offrs + drivers
    23MAJ B J FITZG DONLEA MC assumes comb of BN.
    25JEEP TRIAL "FOURDRIVE" BN WON 1.2.3 and 8 place.
    262/Lt M.J.M BETTY posted To BN.
    29LT COL IC HARRIS.....Transcription note: Can't make out text