5th Seaforths January 1944

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  1. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello everyone,

    Please could someone with access either to the relative war diary or to Alastair Borthwick's book plase tell me where the 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders were in January 1944?


  2. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    51st Div history by Salmond mentions on pages 135- 136 the following locations for the Division.
    Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire , Amersham , Berkhampstead & Great Missenden.
    Monty inspected the Division 15th Feb 44 at Berkhampstead.
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  4. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Oops ... mixed up the year o_O
  5. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Thanks Owen.

    I just needed the proof that they had left Italy.

  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    We know where they were in Feb 1944

    “HM King George VI inspects officers of 5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders during a snow storm at Gorhambury Park, Hertfordshire, 29 February 1944 ”


  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    They sure had left.
    Quote from page 135.

    ..the Highland Division...were brought home to the kindly shores of the Clyde. It was pleasant to make Scotland on a 1943 November morning...
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  8. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    5th Seaforth were billeted in Hertfordshire and Essex. 152 Brigade began sailing in convoy from Augusta, Sicily 23rd October 1943.
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