Royal Ulster Rifles and London Irish Rifles Regimental Journal November 1944

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  1. Quis Separabit

    Quis Separabit Junior Member

    It's taken a while, but I've finally managed to scan and upload an original copy of Quis Separabit from November 1944..... Includes a lot of information relating to pre-invasion activity for both 1st and 2nd Battalions as well as accounts of their and London Irish Rifles activity during early months of the war (with some sensitive information redacted).

    2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in WW2: Documents

    The 158 page .pdf document has ended up as a 100Mb+ .pdf document due to high resolution and unfortunately too large to open online via Google Drive but can be downloaded and viewed.

    Hope is of interest.

    Quis Separabit - The Magazine of The Royal Ulster Rifles - November 1944
    Scanned copy of an original (redacted) Regimental Journal from November 1944 which includes:
    • Reports from each Company of the 1st and and 2nd Battalion
    • Details of final training, inter Company/Division sports events and other news
    • Reports of campaign activity to date, including:
      • Dunkirk
      • Combined Operations Training in Scotland
      • 1st Battalion Landing in Normandy on D-Day
      • 2nd Battalion Landing, Cambes Wood and entry in to Caen
      • Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Battalion
      • London Irish Rifles in:
        • North Africa
        • Sicily including: Battle of Maletto; Battle of Centuripe and Crossings of Salso and Simeto Rivers
        • Italy including: The Trigno ; The Battle of the Sangro; Forli and Baranello; Cassino
    • A selection of photos

    The .pdf document runs to 158 pages and is unfortunately too large to be previewed on Google Drive though can be downloaded in .pdf format by copying and pasting the link below:
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
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  2. Old Git

    Old Git Harmless Curmudgeon

    Thanks for uploading this, it's an absolute treasure trove of info and seems to add more detail to events related in 'The Rifles are There'. It will come in very useful indeed!
  3. Quis Separabit

    Quis Separabit Junior Member

    I'll keep supplementing with relevant details as and when I can, I still have some detail from some other post war Regimental Journals to add once time permits....

    In the meantime I'm also creating the skeleton of another site relating to 9th Infantry Brigade, starting with the War Diaries, which includes high level reference to activities of 1 KOSB , 2 Lincs and 2 RUR which may be of interest


    Quis Separabit
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  4. Old Git

    Old Git Harmless Curmudgeon

    Fantastic news indeed! Have you got anything else, as detailed as this journal, but for 1 RUR covering the period of their return to home shores and their time in the UK prior to Jan 1944?
  5. Quis Separabit

    Quis Separabit Junior Member

    I've only really been focusing on 2 RUR during the latter stages of the war as that was my dad's unit (from late 1943 to 1945) but 1 RUR increasingly seems to keep creeping in to stuff I stumble across so I will keep a look out ........

    I'm assuming you've already seen what is in Quis Separabit 1944 journal pages (albeit redacted out) which covers January-May 1944 and 2nd Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles in WW2: 1RUR Summer 1944 which covers June to September

    The only other detail I have come across in passing covering other periods is within:
    - "The Rifles Are There"
    - "The Royal Ulster Rifles" by Charles Graves Volume III

    but I'll start keeping records of anything else I find....
  6. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    really nicely done..the relative of one of the LIR men kindly sent me copies of the Nov '44 and the May '45 QS... as you say, some additional info not seen elsewhere, also first hand accounts from some of my Dad's comrades that I hadn't read elsewhere... of course written soon after the events in question so very immediate.

    For 1 RUR, there is a book written by Bob Sheridan that you might want to search out... includes all the training details
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  7. Quis Separabit

    Quis Separabit Junior Member

    I haven't seen the May 45 edition but if you have an electronic copy I would be more than happy to add to the website....


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  8. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to say not electronic....

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