HQ RA 50th (N) Division

 

23 September 1944: HQ RA moved to Eindhoven. HQ RA moved to Nijnsel.

 

25 September 1944: Field return Officers + Other Ranks weekending 23 Sept issued.

 

27 September 1944: HQ RA moved to Boekel.

 

30 September 1944: Field return Officers + Other Ranks weekending 30 Sept. 

 

1 October 1944: HQ RA moved to Berkenhof.

 

2 October 1944: HQ RA moved to Oosterhout. 55Fld Regt RA came under command.

 

3 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division Operation Order no 33 issued.

 

6 October 1944: 55 Fld Regt RA left command.

133 Fld Regt RA came under command

166 Fld Regt RA came under command

 

7 October 1944: 116 Fld Regt RA left command

6 Fld Regt RA came under command

133 Fld Regt RA left command

6 Fld Regt RA left command

HQ RA moved to Hatert

 

8 October 1944: Field Return Officers and Other Ranks weekending 7 Oct issued. HQ RA moved to Oosterhout. RA 50th (N) Division Operation Order no 34 issued.

 

 

8 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division D.F. Task Table no 7 issued.

 

14 October 1944: Field return Officers + Other Ranks weekending 14 Oct. issued.

 

15 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division DF Task Table Trace no 8 issued.

 

16 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division DF Task Table no 9 issued. 319 US Bn came under command.

 

17 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division Operation Order No 35 issued.

 

19 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division Location Statement no 52 issued.

 

21 October 1944: Field Return Officers + Other Ranks weekending 21 Oct issued.

 

26 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division Task Table issued for operation EMO - patrol by 8 DLI.

 

27 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division Task Table no 53 issued for support of patrol by 508 RCT.

 

28 October 1944: Field Retrun Officers + Other Ranks weekending 28 Oct issued.

 

31 October 1944: RA 50th (N) Division Operation Order no 36 issued.

 

1 November 1944: BM RA attended Corps Conference of BM RA's and CPO's - subject 'fire plans & task tables'.

 

2 November 1944: Propaganda shoot - SUSANNAH - fired: result - 5 POW.

 

3 November 1944: Brigadier G.A. Norton left for Brussels on duty. Lt. Col. J.G.G.S. Hardie acting CRA. 2000 hrs: Counter Battery Programme: "Island" HF, No 4 fired. Amendment no 1 to RA 5 (N) Div no 36 issued.

 

4 November 1944: Field Return Officers + Other Ranks weekending 4 nov 44 issued.

 

5 November 1944: Counter Mortar Programme "Bonfire" fired.

 

6 November 1944: Brigadier G.A. Norton returned from Brussels. Lt. Col J.G.G.S. Hardie returned to to to Regt RA.

 

7 November 1944: Propaganda shoots by 124 + 90 Fd Regts. Amn has now been restricted to 12 rpg.

 

8 November 1944: Relief of 126/86 AT by a Canadian Anti-tank Bty completed.

 

9 November 1944: Troop of Searchlights revert to command AA Bde on 10 Nov.

 

10 November 1944: RA 50 (N) Division location statement no 53 issued.

 

11 November 1944: RA 50 (N) Division DF task table no 10 issued.

 

12 November 1944: Field return officers and ORs for weekending 11 november 44

'Springtide' received from Cops.

2115 hrs: an  8" rise in the water level since 17 hrs.

 

13 November 1944: River has risen 15". Approx speed 2" in one hour. 2150 hrs: a 14" rise since this morning at 1000 hrs, it seems to have slowed down to 1" in an hour.

 

14 November 1944: 1510 hrs: River is now only rising ½" an hour. 1757 hrs: River seems to have been stationery since 1515 hrs.

Amendment no 1 to RA 50 (N) Div task table no 10. Water now at 11.69 inches.

 

15 November 1944: Amendment no 1 to RA 50 (N) Division location statement nr 53.

 

16 November 1944: Propaganda shoots by 74, 90 & 124 Fd Regts.

River heights:

1100 hrs      11.65 inches

1200 hrs      11.65 inches

1300 hrs      11.64 inches

1400 hrs      11.63 inches

1800 hrs      11.60 inches.

 

18 November 1944: Amendment no 2 to RA 50 (N) Div no 36. Operation "Noah".

 

19 November 1944: Field return officers + ORs weekending 18 nov.

 

22 November 1944: Advance parties to Brugge area.

 

23 November 1944: RA 50 (N) Div DF Task Table no 11.

 

27 November 1944: Amendment no 3 to RA 50 (N) Div no 36.

 

28 November 1944: COs Conference 0930 hrs at HQ RA. Rep  from 90 Fd to reort CCRA 1 Corps. 29 nov.

 

30 November 1944: Div Arty relieved by 49 Div Arty. 74 Fd go to 49 Div. 90 Fd go to 1 Corps. 124 Fd forming  for training in England. 102 Anti-tank Regt go to 15 (Scottish) Div. 25 LAA Regt go to 53 (W) Division. Main HQ RA moved out of the "Island" into Belgium.