June 1944 CO: Lieutenant Colonel REH Hudson RA Location Field 4th June – Loading Exercise Location: BWEF 6th June – D Day. Lieutenant Lester wounded when attached to 53 Airlanding Light Regiment Royal Artillery. Location: Field 12th June – Waterpoofing commenced. 15th June – Advance Party leaves for Marshalling Area. 17th June – Main Body leaves for Marshalling RAea. Location: BWEF 20th June – 330, 460 and portion Regimental HQ embarked on SS Port McPherson and SS A Frank Lever. 21st June – 329 Battery and portion Regimental HQ embarked on SS Samark. 23rd June – Advance Party disembarks and arrived in Concentration Area. 24th June – Aconvoy containing Regiment less Advance Party sails from Southend Roads for France. 26th and 27th June – Regiment completed disembarkation. 28th June – Regiment goes into action near Les Fiettees 7773. 29th June – Lieutenant EW Brett (302298), Lieutenatn RWE Sparkes (308058), and Lieutenant DW Usherwood (308069) Posted to WE and 1st Rfts from Rfts Group. 30th June – Regiment moves and in action near Bretteville L’Orqueillense 9273 to assist in consolidation of 8th Corps advance South West of Caen. E and F Troop 460 Battery registered Defensive Fire Task at 1850 . First round from the Regiment to fall in enemy Territory. Regiment receives orders to be prepared to relieve 131 Field Regiment RA in front line. July 1944 CO: Lieutenant Colonel REH Hudson RA Location: Field 2nd July – 1000 Regiment moves South to 900688 in support 158 Brigade taking over from Brigade 15th Scottish Division. Gun area taken over from 131 Field Regiment RA. 2nd – 10th July – Regiment supported 158 Brigade with observation, DF and HF Fire on Brigade Front. 10th July – 0500 – Regiment supported 43 Division in Operation Jupiter. Captured area Baron – Point 112, and 70 countour and junction with River Orne 9962. 16th July – Regiment supported attack of 15th Scottish Division with 158 Infantry Brigade under command in Operation Greenline to capture line of Road Bougy 9160 – Evrecy 9259 and Maizet 8961. Also in support of attack 59th Division Operation Pomegranite to capture general line Etregy 8464 – Landelle – 8662 – Noyers 8862 Missy 8961. Lance Bombadier V Rose died of internal haemorrhage and Gunner FA Blackley killed by mortar splinter at 4 RWF Battalion HQ. 1630 – Regiment in action at 9165 supported attack by 7 RWF on Evrecy 9259 at 2330 hours. 17th July – Regiment supported attack by 6 RWF on Evrecy. Objective reached but had to withdraw. Some casualties. 18th July – 0030 – Captain Whaley killed in action by enemy shell. 0045 – Sergeant Bell killed in action on gun position. 17th-23rd July – 1800 – Regiment fired 19,598 rounds HE 25 pounder. 20th July – (186785) – Captain RE Winder injured in action by mortar splinter whilst at the observation post. 21st July – 1450-2330 – Enemy counter attacked on 1/5th Welch position on left of Evrecy front. Casualties with our own troops (including prisoners) Counter attack finally dispersed by own arty fire. 22nd July – 43 Div on our left, supported by three Divisional arties with this Regiment attackeked and captured Maltot. 24th July – Regiment moved to area Mouen square 9465 when 158 Brtigade took over front reorganized by 43rd Division – Maltot – Etterville – Chauteau de Fontaine. 29th July – 2130 – Regiment supported small attack of 2nd Mons (160 Brigade) on Evrecy. Seventeen prisoners taken. Successful attack. Sergeant EJ Couch, Lance Bombadier AW Gibson, Gunner LJ Shreeves wounded in action. Admitted to 202 Field Ambulance.