National Archive Reference: WO 171/1384
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|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events and Information||References to Appendices|
|HAWICK||3||Bn Route March||Weather|
|4 & 5||Bn move to MUIR OF ORD for Ex "GRAB"||Fine|
|MUIR of ORD||6-9||Bn in concentration & assembly area - Orders briefing waterproofing of vehs.||Snow Bn under canvas|
|9||March To "hards" Bn embarked|
|10/11||Bde landed a practised Role Follow up Bde, moving to assembly area, reforming and moving|
inland to take up a def posn. Bde dug in night of 10/11. Exercise finished noon on 11th
|11||Bn entrained at Crook of Alvis for HAWICK.|
|12||Bn arrived HAWICK||Showers|
|17||COs Lecture on Ex GRAB to all who took part in Ex. Officers Day|
|19||Maj BJ.FITZG Donlea assumes comd of Bn Vice LT Col I.C Harris on leave.|
|24/25||German Weapons Circus visits Bn. D Coy on Street Fighting Course Edinborough & Glasgow 25 to 29||Fine, Warm|
|29/31||Lectures and Arty on 18 set practise for offrs with R.A.|
|Ex Grab was main event of month it was found that time given for the waterproofing of vehs|
|not sufficient. 7 Days considered advisable. Beach Ord Failed Completely A U.L.O. is|
considered necessary. A harbouring area for vehs should be laid down compiling
|of AFWs 5167 need more careful compiling|