National Archives catalogue number WO 170/522.
Army Catering Corps
Central Mediterranean Forces
Field Security Personnel
Field Security Section
Month and year : August 1944
Commanding Officer : Lieut J.A. Pierce
12th August 1944
Place: Ottavia F6774
Operation DRAGOON. Seaborne Element of 11 ORs (Cpl D. WATSON i/c) left camp for Transit Camp, NAPLES, plus one Cpl FSS.
14th August 1944
Op. DRAGOON. Airborne Element left for GALERA airport. LIEUT JA PIERCE, Sjt FISHER, one Cpl and 5 L/Cpls, plus Sjt GRANVILLE, FSS. Base Element 3 NCO's under L/U/A/Cpl CHESTERS remained Ottavia.
15th August 1944
Place: France, neighbourhood Frejus
Airborne Element dropped neighbourhood Gulf of FREJUS, near CANNES. No casualties, and complete det. reached RV to time. Personnel armed with
1 Colt Auto .45 each
2 4 TMC
3 2 Sten MC
4 36 & 82 grenades
5 Pistol, Signal 1"
6 1 Bren gun
Tasks - Bodyguard to Brig. Comd. Local Defence. Police duties.
Later, when Bde went into reserve, all ranks were engaged solely on Police duties in FREJUS and Saint RAFAELE.
Night 25th 26th August 1944
Bde embarked & sailed for NAPLES.
29th August 1944
Night 29th to 30th August 1944
Bde returned to Base at OTTAVIA, near ROME.
29th August 1944
Lt JA PIERCE admitted 92 Brit Gen Hosp.
18th August 1944
U/A/Cpl RICHARDS admitted 92 Gen Hosp - Sea Element. U/L/Cpl HALL admitted 104 Gen Hosp - Base.
19th August 1944
L/Bdr DALE, interpreter attached, posted to 5 Corps. Pte MITCHELL, ACC posted to ACC Trg. Depot CMF - Base Element. Pte (A/U/Cpl) BURNLEY, FSS, posted HQ FSP, CMF - Base Element.
23rd August 1944
Pte NEWARK, ACC, attached FAP. Base Element.
27th August 1944
A/Cpl BENJAMIN, FSS, admitted 65 Gen Hosp. Sea Element.
28th August 1944
U/L/Cpl HALL discharged ex Hosp. Base Element.