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War Diary for the period August – October 1940.
3 August 1940
Commander 8 Corps assumed operational control of the Corps Area with 70th Brigade under operational command.
70th Infantry Brigade was under the operational command of 8 Corps together with 48th Division.
19 August 1940
70th Brigade took part in a War Office Exercise/Divisional Supply Exercise.
20 August 1940
8 Corps was instructed to take up new positions as a result of the German invasion of France etc.
At the end of August 70th Infantry Brigade was warned to expect to be moved to an overseas destination in early September.
5 September 1940
70 Brigade remained in the area, less 10th DLI – it was agreed that the Brigade would hand over its responsibilities within the area to 102 Royal Marine Brigade. The change was actioned on the 15th September 1940.
15 September 1940
16 September 1940
1st Tyneside Scottish moved to TOTNES. 11th DLI moved to DENBURY. (10th DLI had been earmarked as the Advance Party for the move to Iceland).
Late September 1940
A Corps Medical Exercise was carried out – 70th Brigade was not involved.
70th Brigade proceeded overseas – (Iceland).
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