National Archive Reference: WO 171/921
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|Place||Date||Hour||Summary of Events and Information|
|At Sea||1st||0600||Emergency stations & Parade at 1030 hrs. Ship's concert presented at night|
|by Capt. R.Stone. Weather:- Fine, warm, sea very calm.|
|"||2nd||0600||No parades. Church services held in morning. A "Quiz" competition produced |
by our BC for 3 RHA and 5 RHA resulted in a win for 5 RHA. Convoy speed
|reduced because of boiler trouble on board HT "Cameronian". Convoy expected |
to arrive 4th Jan. pm.
|3rd||0600||Usual parades. Weather:- Windy.|
|"||4th||0600||Arrived in Clyde 0230 hrs and dropped anchor. No movement to disembark|
|until 6th Jan. Div. General (Maj.Gen. GWEJ Erskine) came on board in |
afternoon and addressed all Officers. He gave us news of Gen.Harding and
|Gen. Horrocks and information regarding future movements. Weather:- Cold.|
|Clyde.||5th||0600||Heavy baggage party left ship. Preparations for disembarking tomorrow. |
|"||6th||0600||Disembarked into lighters and landed at Greenock at approx 1300 hrs.|
|Entrained for Wymondham, Norfolk. Weather:- Rain.|
|Wymondham.||7th||0600||Arrived at Wymondham Station at approx 0600 hrs and proceeded direct to |
billets. RHQ, 257 & 260 Bties at Kimberley Hall, 259 Bty in Wymondham
|258 Bty at Attleborough. Day spent in settling into huts etc.|
|Weather:- Fine, cold.|
|Kimberley Hall||8th||0600||Pay Parade held to pay men for leave. RegtI Guard Mounted. Weather:- Fine.|