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    War Diary: 99th HAA Regiment

    Month and year: November 1944

    The 99th Heavy Anti-Aircraft (London Welsh) Regiment November 1944 war diary covers the units time in Ostend on the Belgium coast

    National Archive Reference: WO 171/1149

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    Page 1 of 2
    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and InformationReferences to Appendices
    OSTENDE1Nothing unusual to report. No air activity
    20130Loud explosions in Dock Area. Turned out to be enemy torpedoes. No
    permission to fire as CA granted
    3Nothing unusual to report.
    4Submitted Weekly Intelligence Summary.Appendix F.1
    5Nothing unusual to report.
    61800Heavy AA Fire at aircraft which later dropped rec sigs.
    7Conditions on sites becoming bad owing to mud. Civilian labour being used
    on site construction.
    1600L.S.T. struck mine off coast - all sites watching for survivors.
    2100L.S.T. split in half - all sites still on watch for survivors.
    8Nothing unusual to report. Wreckage, bodies &c. from LST being washed
    9Picked up 30 more bodies from LST
    10Nothing unusual to report.
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    PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and InformationReferences to Appendices
    OSTENDE+11Submitted Weekly Intelligence Summary.Appx F.2.
    12/15Nothing unusual to report.
    16Colecting new eqpt Radar AA No. 3.Mk.5 and Pred No. 10 from AOD ANTWERP
    17Setting up new eqpt.
    18Submitted Nil Int Report.Appx.F.3.
    19/24Training on new eqpt.
    25Submitted Nil Int Report.Appx.F.4.
    25Issued Movement Order S/8 att. In action on 3 sites with new egpt RADARAppx.D.1 ,
    AA No. 3.Mk.5 and Predictor No. 10
    26/27Nothing unusual to report.
    28Received Warning Order for movement from 75 AA Bde.Appx.E.1.
    29Nothing unusual to report.
    30All sites in action with new Radars and Predictors.