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4th Special Service Brigade - Brigade Headquarters - War Diaries

5th June 1944

Place: Warsash

Embark in LSI(S) Serials 1519 and 1520.

6th June 1944

Place: St Aubin Sur Mer

0900 - Landed at high tide in face of sniping and MG fire.

Place: La Rive

1000 - Bde HQ assembles 005850.

1130 - Tac HQ moves into ST AUBIN, area 015855.  Rear HQ remains LA RIVE.

7th June 1944

Place: St Aubin

1100 - 46 RM Cdo landed NAN RED.  Assembled in area LA RIVE under comd 4 SS Bde.  Immediate task to adv through LUC SUR MER.

Place: Lion Sur Mer

1100 - Lt Col T.M. GRAY, Commanding 41 RM Cdo wounded, Maj D. BARCLAY, 2 ic, killed.  Major J.A. Taplin therefore assumed comd.

8th June 1944

Place: St Aubin

1130 - Bde Comd returns from visit to 1 Corps with infm concerning future Cdo tasks.