186 Field Regiment: 192 Battery 193 Battery 194 Battery- 25 pounder

Unit No:42

 

28 October 1944: Moved from Belgium to Terneuzen.(Zeeland)                                   

 

29 October 1944: Regiment less 193 Bty, moved to Zuid Beveland. (Zeeland) During the night the column was attacked by an aircraft. Casualties were 5 killed all from 194 Battery (Gnrs G.W.T.Hartley and J.C.Richards out right,L/Bdr F.Street DOW 31-10, L/Bdr L.Wallington DOW 3-11 and Gnr T.McGreal DOW 8-11), 19 wounded and a gun and several vehicles destroyed.                                                  

 

30 October 1944: Regiment moved to Oudelande (Zeeland).                                  

 

31 October 1944: Regiment moved to Heerenhoek (Zeeland). To support 5 Canadian Infantry Brigade.                                                       

 

6 November 1944: Regiment moved to Walcheren.                                                   

 

9 November 1944: Regiment moved to area near Goes (Zeeland) to rest and clean up. The electircity was not working, there was no water and little entertainment, but the people were very pleased to see us. Most of us slept in billets.                                                     

 

16 November 1944: Regiment moved to Oud Sabbinge (Zeeland). supported 52 Recce Regiment, the following ten days were not very eventful and not very comfortable. We did see quite a number of vapor trails as the V2's rose from their lauching postions well to the East.   

 

26 November 1944: Regiment moved to area near Dongen (Brabant).                                

 

5 December 1944: Regiment moved to Germany.                                                     

 

6 February 1945: Regiment moved to Horst (Limburg).  The road was in no condition to take traffic after the thaw. Large portions of it had collapsed completely, and the column had to be passed one at a time through knee deep seas of mud and stones.                                

 

7 February 1945: Regiment moved to Melderslo (Limburg).                                  

 

16 February 1945: Regiment moved to Gennep (Brabant).                                       

 

19 February 1945: Regiment moved to Afferden. It was not a pleasant position the enemy was fighting fiercely, and our Infantry and OPs were having a sticky time. This was the first time we heard moaning minnies. We were most certainly impressed.                                                     

 

2 March 1945: Regiment last day in action in Holland.