National Archives catalogue number WO 171/1060.

 

Abbreviation

1374

Bty

Div

FOO

H

Med

Posn

RA

Sp
SS

Map Reference

Battery

Division
Forward Observation Officer

Highland

Medium
Position

Royal Artillery

Support

Special Service

 

Month and year : August 1944

Commanding Officer : Lt-Col G.M.L. Bartlett RA

 

3rd June 1944

Place: London & Tilbury Area

 

Unit embarked.

 

6th and 7th June 1944

Place: Beaches

 

Unit arrived at M & N Beaches on coast of France off COURSELLES SUR MER.

 

8th June 1944

Place: Beaches

 

Disembarked and proceeded to KNEE FRANKIE assembly area.  (approx 0300 hrs).

 

Place: Coleville Sur Orne

 

Unit in action at COLEVILLE in sp of 6 AIRBORNE DIV.  Major S.W.O. Seligman R.A., commanding 222 Bty landed on D Day and gave fire support to 1 SS Bde as F.O.O.

 

10th June 1944

Place: Coleville Sur Orne

 

Unit in sp. 51 (H) Div. and 6 AIRBORNE DIV.

 

11th June 1944

Place: Coleville Sur Orne

 

Fire plan fired in sp of attack by 5 Black Watch on BREVILLE 1374.

 

12th June 1944

Place: Coleville Sur Orne

 

922643 Gnr PATON E., 222 Med Bty RA killed by accidental discharge of his sten gun.

 

13th June 1944

Place: Coleville

 

Fire posn fired in sp of 51 (H) Div.

 

14th June 1944

Place: Coleville

 

Light residues reported to unit.  Disembarkation had been delayed by bad weather.

 

20th June 1944

Place: Coleville

 

Unit now under command of 51 DIV. until further orders.