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9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers – War Diary June 1944

1st – 2nd June 1944 – Beni Yusef 631279999

Normal company training.


3rd June 1944

Battalion rifle training. Sergeants team won the shooting cup.


4th June 1944

Normal company training.


5th – 6th June 1944

0630 Practice march past for the King’s birthday parade. Brigadier J. Scott-Elliott DSO, OBEtook the salute. Remainder of day normal company training.


8th June 1944

0830 King’s birthday parade. Battalion parade in Cairo for march past. Salute was taken by HBM Ambassador H.E. the Right Honourable Lord Killearn PC, GCMG, CB, MVO.

Remainder of day holiday for all troops.


9th – 14th June 1944

Normal company training.


15th June 1944 – Cairo Map 80/60

Brigade signals exercise “Formidable”. C and D Companies left camp for nine days intensive training area Cairo Map 80/60 MR 629802.


16th June 1944

Companies on training.


17th June 1944

Brigade Signals exercise “Unicorn”.


18th – 19th June 1944

Companies on training.


20th June 1944

Brigade signals exercise “Indomitable” maps Cairo 8/60, Helwan 76/60. A and B Companies on night scheme.


21st – 22nd June 1944

Normal company training.


23rd June 1944

Exercise A and B Companies, S company and Battalion HQ. Co-operation with tanks.


24th June 1944

Exercise A and B Companies, S company and Battalion HQ. Co-operation with tanks.


25th June 1944

C and D Companies returned from nine days intensive training.


26th June 1944

Advance party leaves.


27th June 1944

Battalion exercise “Forcible”. Returned to Cairo at 1600hrs.


28th June 1944

Battalion exercise “Hunter”, maps Cairo 50/60 and Maadi training area.


29th June 1944

Battalion returns from exercise “Hunter”.


30th June 1944

Normal company training.


The National Archives (TNA) WO 169/16287 9 Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)