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1943 Calendar

January 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
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3 4
5 6 7
8 9

 

 

10 11 12 13
1st Battalion begins Combined Operations training
14 15 16

 

 

17 18 19
20 21
22 23

 

 

24 25 26
27 28 29 30

 

 

31

 

 

           

February 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1
2 3 4

 

 

5 6

 

 

7 8
9 10 11 12
1st Battalion visited by Honorary Colonel Lord R.B. Bennett at Norfolk Hotel, Bognor Regis

 

13
1st Battalion participates in Exercise PORCUPINE in Lancing area

 

14
 
15 16
17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

21
1st Battalion participates in Exercise ELM
22
1st Battalion participates in Exercise ELM
23
1st Battalion participates in Exercise ELM
24 25
1st Battalion officers attend wedding of Lt.-Col. D.G. MacLauchlan in London
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27

 

 

28
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
           

 

 

March 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
2
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
3
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
4
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN

 

5
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
6
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN

 

 

7
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
8
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
9
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
10
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
11
1st Battalion participates in Exercise SPARTAN
12

 

 

13

 

 

14 15 16 17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

21 22 23 24 25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

28
1st Battalion sends men to lecture by 1st Canadian Division German Demonstration Team
29 30 31      

 

 

April 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1 2 3

 

 

4 5 6
7 8
1st Battalion participates in assault boat drills at Pagham Lagoon
9

 

 

10

 

 

11 12
13 14 15 16

 

 

17

 

 

18 19 20 21 22 23

 

 

24

 

 

25 26 27
1st Battalion receives first issue of the PIAT
28 29 30

 

 

 

 

 

May 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
            1

 

 

2 3 4

 

 

5 6

 

 

7 8
9 10 11 12

 

 

13

 

 

14 15
16 17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20
1st Battalion field firing exercise at Kingley Vale near Chichester, inspection by Duke of Gloucester
21 22
1st Battalion practices street-fighting at Eastbourne
23 24 25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

28 29
30

 

 

31          

June 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
    1
2
3
1st Battalion moves from billets to Brinkwell Camp at Fittleworth
4

 

5
6

 

7
8
9
10
11
12

 

13

 

14 15 16
1st Battalion visited by Divisional G.O.C., Maj.-Gen. E.L.M. Burns
17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

21 22 23 24 25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

28
1st Battalion participates in Exercise OUTBURST
29
1st Battalion participates in Exercise OUTBURST
30
1st Battalion participates in Exercise OUTBURST
     

July 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
        1

 

 

2 3
4

 

 

5 6

 

 

7 8

 

 

9 10
11 12

 

 

13

 

 

14 15

 

 

16 17
18
1st Battalion visited by Leonard Brockington

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

21 22

 

 

23 24
25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

28 29 30 31

August 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 2 3 4

 

 

5 6
1st Battalion officers host dinner and dance at Findon Manor

 

7
8 9
1st Battalion participates in Exercise PICKAXE on Downs north of Brighton
10 11 12

 

 

13

 

 

14
15 16 17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20
1st Battalion anti-tank platoon returns from week-long shoot at Lydd Ranges

 

21
22
1st Battalion moves by train to Creech Walk transit camp near Portsmouth for landing craft training
23 24 25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

28
29 30 31

 

 

       

September 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 2 3 4

 

 

5 6 7 8 9
1st Battalion returns to Brinkwell Camp at Fittleworth from Portsmouth area via Southampton
10 11

 

 

12 13 14 15 16 17 18

 

 

19 20 21 22 23 24 25

 

 

26 27 28 29 30    

 

 

October 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
          1

 

 

2
3
1st Battalion moves into winter quarters in Brighton area
4

 

 

5 6

 

 

7 8 9
10 11 12

 

 

13

 

 

14 15 16
17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20

 

 

21 22 23
24 25

 

 

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27

 

 

28 29 30
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November 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
  1 2 3 4

 

 

5 6

 

 

7 8 9 10 11 12

 

 

13

 

 

14
1st Battalion begins week of night training
15 16 17 18

 

 

19

 

 

20
1st Battalion moves to Kemptown, Brighton

 

21 22 23 24 25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

28 29 30

 

 

       

December 1943

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
      1 2 3 4

 

 

5 6 7 8 9 10
1st Battalion participates in Exercise ALWAYS
11

 

 

12 13 14
 
15 16
 
17
1st Battalion parades for Minister of National Defence Colonel J.L. Ralston
18

 

 

19 20 21 22 23 24
1st Battalion annual Christmas Dinner
25

 

 

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