War Diary of the 1st Mountain Regiment March 1942.
1 March 1942 – Weedon
Major A W Braithwaite and 2/Lt Salmon proceeded to Wales on 14 days’ attachment to 70th Infantry Brigade.
5 March 1942
Master Gunner Royal Artillery Home Forces - Brigadier Lund – inspected detachment at Weedon – good report given on inspection.
22 March 1942 – Edinburgh
Brigadier Lund, MGRA Home Forces inspected the detachment at Edinburgh.
25 March 1942 – Weedon
Advance Party 454 Battery left for North Wales.
26 March 1942
Advance Party 451 and 452 Batteries left for North Wales.
27 March 1942
Advance Party RHQ left for North Wales.
30 March 1942
RHQ Signal Section and detachment 452 Battery moved to North Wales.
31 March 1942
Detachment 452 Battery and 451 Battery moved to North Wales.
The Regiment moved at very short notice to widely dispersed locations in North Wales where little provision had been made for their reception. The wide area over which the Batteries are now dispersed makes co-ordinated training extremely difficult.
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