1 August 1945 Lieutenant-Colonel R. DAWNAY took over command of the Battalion. 2 - 6 August - 7 August In conjunction with 2nd HOUSEHOLD CAVALRY REGIMENT a sweep was made through the STAATFOREST BENRATH 3373, to round up stray Displaced Persons and other lawless elements that have been responsible for local looting. 8 - 23 August - 24 August Operation TARANTULA - a 24 hours road check to examine the passes of all civilian vehicles and impound the illegal ones. Several arrests were made. The chief events during the month have been:- All small arms ammunition has now been collected and moved from the Battalion area. The OSSENDORF Camp has been cleared of its 4,600 Russian Displaced Persons who have been repatriated. A 24 hour night Patrol has been set up in COLOGNE to prevent the looting of food warehouses, several of which have been attacked recently. Routine Curfew checks and checks on civilian and Displaced Persons continue. Looting and Crimes with violence have decreased but are still very frequent. Company route marches to the area of Lake CONSTANCE have been organised and two of the Companies have now made their marches. Attached Appendix A. Weekly Security reports for August.