Section III - Personal Accounts STAND 3 B. Planning by 3 Tank Scots Guards - Lieutenant Colonel C.I.H. DUNBAR, DSO, CO 3 Tank Scots Guards (Note: The Squadrons of 3 TANK SCOTS GUARDS were known as Right Flank (RF) Squadron, S Squadron, and Left Flank (LF) Squadron) "Although this Sunday morning was our first battle - we did not start it completely fresh. 6 GUARDS TANK BRIGADE had concentrated in series of fields near BAYEUX and had been there for several days. Without warning, at 1900 hours on Friday night we received orders to move. By 2100 hours we were on the move, and it was not until 0800 hours next morning that we reached our destination, a concentration area about 3 miles North of CAUMONT some 20 miles away. I remember it was a hideous move - the worst of the whole campaign, interminable blocks - much dust - numerous wrong turnings on a very badly marked tank track. On Saturday however all went smoothly - order groups, battle procedure and good liaison with our old friends the Argylls. Reconnaissances were down to troop leader level and they were all able to identify Point 309 and Point 226 - invaluable afterwards, as our axis was merely an arbitrary line across country. The battalion moved up to an Assembly Area behind the CAUMONT ridge in the late evening and all preparations were completely soon after midnight. The next morning reveille was at 0300 hours, and crossing the PHASE I Start Line punctually at 0730 hours, we came down the forward slope some 500 yards East of CAUMONT where we received a sharp dose of shelling. We met the Argylls in our FUP at the bottom of the slope."