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1942 Calendar

January 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion attends ENSA concert party in Bexhill Church Hall

 
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1st Battalion instructed in camouflage by Major Armstrong's demonstration company from Bisley
 
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1st Battalion's Battle Drill School at Burnt Wood inspected by G.O.C. I Canadian Corps, Lt.-Gen. H.D.G. Crerar
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1st Battalion demonstrates Battle Drill for units of I Canadian Corps
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Study Week at Grain Exchange Building in Brighton
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Study Week at Grain Exchange Building in Brighton
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Study Week at Grain Exchange Building in Brighton

 

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Study Week at Grain Exchange Building in Brighton
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Study Week at Grain Exchange Building in Brighton
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1st Battalion demonstrates Battle Drill for units of I Canadian Corps
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February 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEAVER II
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEAVER II

 

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7
Lt.-Col. J.F. Scott notified of posting to Canada
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Lt.-Col. D.G. MacLauchlan holds first orderly room as Acting C.O. of 1st Battalion
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Church Parade by 1st Battalion
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Farewell dinner for Lt.-Col. J.F. Scott at Angles Hotel, Eastbourne

March 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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Visit to 1st Battalion by G.O.C.-i-C 1st Canadian Army
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1st Battalion attends lecture on anti-tank warfare by BGS Brigadier G.G Simonds

 

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1st Battalion holds cloth model exercise with armour officers
15 16
1st Battalion Pipe Band parades at Bexhill in conjunction with National Warship Week
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEER at Ashburnham Park
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise Vic I

 

 

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April 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise FLIP

 

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1st Battalion participates in Exercise FLAP
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1st Battalion moves to camp near Hailsham

 

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1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEAVER III

 

 

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May 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion drumhead church service and retreat ceremony near Hailsham
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5 6 7 8
1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEAVER IV

 

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1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEAVER IV
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise BEAVER IV
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER

 

 

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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER

 

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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER
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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER

 

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1st Battalion participates in Exercise TIGER
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June 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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July 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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7 8
1st Battalion participates in Exercise JUMBO

 

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1st Battalion participates in Brigade field firing exercise
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Maj. D.G. MacLauchlan promoted Lt.-Col. and officially takes command of 1st Battalion
22
Maj. McQueen seconded to 2nd Can. Para Bn. (component of 1st Special Service Force) as senior Canadian officer
23 24 25
1st Battalion moves to Newhaven

 

 

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August 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion occupies Halnaker camp near Chichester

 

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1st Battalion sends Mortar platoon to take part in Operation JUBILEE (Raid on Dieppe). Sergeants Lyster and Pittaway Mentioned in Despatches. First Calgary Highlander Killed in Action in Second World War (Captain T.M. Insinger, staff officer of 5th Brigade HQ)
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1st Battalion attends church service in memory of Dieppe losses
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September 1942

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1st Battalion moves into winter quarters at Bognor Regis
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October 1942

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1st Battalion inspected by 2nd Division G.O.C, Maj.-Gen. J.H. Roberts
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November 1942

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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1st Battalion inspected by Brigader Whitehead
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December 1942

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1st Battalion annual Officers' Mess Dinner, King's Beach Hotel, Pagham
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1st Battalion holds Christmas Dinner at Bognor Regis Pavilion

 

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