National Archives catalogue number WO 171/1145.

 

Abbreviation

062647
AA

A/Borne

Adv
Att

Bde

Bty

CF

Comd

Def

Div

Eqpt

Gd

HAA

Inf

Lt

Rds

Regt

Regtl
Rep

RHQ

Sigs

Tp

Trg

Map Reference
Anti-Aircraft

Airborne

Advance

Attached

Brigade

Battery

Chaplain to the Forces

Commander

Defence

Division

Equipment

Ground

Heavy Anti-Aircraft

Infantry

Light

Rounds

Regiment / Regimental

Regimental

Representative

Regimental Headquarters

Signals

Troop

Training

 

Month and year : August 1944

 

1st to 5th August 1944

Place: Caen

 

Units still in defence CAEN.  No engagements.

 

6th August 1944

Place: Caen

 

E Tp 206 HAA Bty deployed for gd shooting but did not carry out shoot as enemy areas had been captured.

 

7th to 9th August 1944

Place: Caen

 

No engagements.

 

10th August 1944

Place: Caen

 

169th HAA Bty moved to EAST of CAEN (062647) to give all round AA Def.

 

11th August 1944

Place: Caen

 

Regt. Comd carried out recce for the gd. deployment of the Regt. in area BENOUVILLE-RANVILLE.

 

12th August 1944

Place: Benouville

 

Regt relieved of its commitments of the def. of CAEN by 109 HAA Regt. and moved to harbour as follows:- 168 harboured at BEAUVILLE, 169 harboured at BLAINVILLE, 206 harboured N.W. BENOUVILLE.  RHQ deployed in two sections Rear HQ at Beauville, Regt. Comd Post at BENOUVILLE.  Regt ceased to be under comd. 100 AA Bde and came under comd. 1 CORPS in support 6 A/Borne Div.

 

13th August 1944

Place: Benouville

 

All Radar Eqpt. and personnel moved to area LA MARE to carry out maintenance and trg whilst Regt. in gd. role.  Lt. Teverson called in from 206 Bty to act as Regt. Sigs Officer.

 

16th August 1944

Place: Benouville

 

Bde. Comd 74 AA Bde. visited unit.  Regtl. reps. were sent to 150 and 191 Field Regts and 53 Lt A.A. Regt. and inf. whom Regt was supporting.

 

17th August 1944

Place: Benouville

 

169 Bty advanced to HERONVILLE and 168 Bty to GRANVILLE E of the River ORNE.

 

19th August 1944

Place: Benouville

 

Enemy withdrawing speedily and 168 and 169 advanced to TROARN whilst 206 Bty adv. to BOIS de BURES (1570).

 

21st August 1944

Place: Benouville

 

Enemy still in retreat 168 and 169 and 206 Btys adv across River DIVES to deploy in area GOUSTRANVILLE.

 

22nd August 1944

Place: Branville

 

With enemy still rapidly getting 'out of range' Regt had to move to deploy in area BRANVILLE.

 

23rd August 1944

Place: Branville

 

A further move saw 168 Bty at BEAUMONT Sur AUGE 169 Bty at GLANVILLE 206 Bty at LAVALEE.

 

24th August 1944

Place: Branville

 

169 Bty adv to DREUX to within range of enemy.

 

25th August 1944

Place: Branville

 

Enemy still retreating.  168 Bty advance to QUETTEVILLE.  169 at ST BENOIT D'HEBERTOT 206 in area East St BENOIT D'HEBERTOT.  Capt. O'MEARA M. (231880) C.F. att to this unit to replace Capt. F.J. Higgins C.F. who was att to 24 CCS on 26 Jul. 44.

 

26th August 1944

Place: Branville

 

Ceased to be in support 6 Airborne Div., who were withdrawn from the line (order of the Day att. as App. A).  Unit remained under comd. 1 Corps.  Regt. expended 2450 rds in ground role.

 

29th August 1944

Place: Branville

 

Regt. ceased to be under comd. 1 Corps as from 1200 hrs and reverted to be under comd. 74 AA Bde.