|PLACE||DATE||HOUR||WEATHER||SUMMARY OF INFORMATION||REMARKS|
|I.O.W.||1 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Lt.Col.Phillipps visits C.V.O. Office.||Major.R.D.Houghton commands 1/2 June 42.|
|I.O.W.||2 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Lt.Col.Phillipps visits R.M.Office, returns from London.|
|I.O.W.||3 Jun 42||Fine||Coys carry out Sec Fd Firing|
|I.O.W.||4 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Lt.Col.Phillipps recces Portsmouth Dockyard Area for Cdo Exercise.|
|I.O.W.||5 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Lt.Col.Phillipps visits C.R.E. 2 Can Div.|
|p.m.||Flight Lt. Durnford M.C. from M.I.9. gives lecture on evasion and escape to all Offrs and N.C.O's.|
3 O.R's from Depot R.M.
|I.O.W.||6 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Lt. Bevis attached tempy for duty with Sigs.||Lt. Bevis from 15 R.M. Bn.|
|I.O.W.||7 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Comds 'O' Gp recce Dockyard exercise.|
|I.O.W.||8 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Brigadier Laylock Comd S.S.Bde visits Cdo|
|I.O.W.||9 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Cdo carries out exercise in Portsmouth Dockyard.|
|I.O.W.||10 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Adm. L.M.G's Armourers Inspection. Capt. C.Hunt attached tempy for duty/||Capt. C.Hunt Staff Capt(Q) S.S.Bde and assists in getting priority orders through for G1098 stores. This has been held up owing to unit having no written authority for priority stores.|
|I.O.W.||11 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Order for additional Operational equipment incl 2" mortars, 18 addl L.M.G. and A/Tk grenades made.|
|I.O.W.||12 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Capt. Hunt returns to S.S.Bde.|
|I.O.W.||13 Jun 42||p.m.||Fine||Priority stores arrive. Owing to authority of S.S.Bde these stores arrive by return. Capt. B.M.Franks Staff Capt A. SS.Bde attached tempy for duty.||Capt. Franks acts in capacity of I.O. Lack of I.O. on W.E. is shown to be serious handicap.|
|I.O.W.||14 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Commando carries out exercise in Portsmouth Dockyard.|
|p.m.||Ty Lt. A.M.Beriff joins as Qr-Mr|
Capt. Maude recces EAST SURREY DOCKS.
|Lt. Berriff from H.Q. R.M. Div.|
Administrative Staff originally negligible has now been increased by 1 Lt.Qr-Mr, 1 R.Q.M.S., 1 C.Q.M.S. for H.Q.Coy 1 Clerk 2 Storemen. This increase has been entirely necessary and is due to change of role of Commando.
|I.O.W.||15 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Unit trg. Trg conference. Intensive trg reduced to prevent all ranks going stale.|
T. Coy transferred from R.M. Cdo to H.M.S. Fidelity.
|I.O.W.||16 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Unit trg. Lt. Col. Phillipps visits 2 Can Div.|
|I.O.W.||17 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||1 Sgt and 4 Mnes arr from Chatham Div.|
|I.O.W.||18 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Comd.R.E.D.Ryder. V.C. visits R.M.Cdo. Unit trg. Lt. Col. Phillipps visits R.A.C.O. Cowes|
3 Mnes arr from Portsmouth Div.
|I.O.W.||19 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Decision that Lt. Col. Phillipps, 2nd i/c, Coy Comd.A. Coy, Mortar dets will attend exercise 'Yukon 11' with 2 Can Div. Unit trg.|
|p.m.||Special rubber boots arrive from S.S.Bde.|
|I.O.W.||20 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Pl. Fd Firing B & A Coys.|
|p.m.||Capt. R.J.Batterton & 2 O.R's U.S.M.C. attached for Tempy duty with unit.|
|I.O.W.||21 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Pl Fd Firing X. Coy and Mortar Pl.|
|I.O.W.||22 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Lt. Col. Phillipps, Major Houghton, Capt.Hellings Sigs and Mortar details attend exercise 'Yukon11' with 2 Can Div in BRDIPORT area.|
|p.m.||All Brens. A.A. shoot at drogue.|
1 Cpl and 12 O.R's arr from Plymouth Div.
|I.O.W.||23 Jun 42||p.m.||Fine||Major Houghton and other ranks return to unit from exercise 'Yukon 11'|
|I.O.W.||24 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Admin.|
|p.m.||Lt. Col. Phillips visits A.G.R.M. and C.C.O. and returns to Shanklin.||Major. R.D.Houghton Commands.|
|I.O.W.||25 Jun 42||p.m.||Fine||R.M. Cdo carry out rehearsal for operation RUTTER in H.M.S.Locust and R.Boats. Cooperation with Navel Dock Parties and Boats crew of value. Capt.Astor attached.||Capt. Astor, Public Relations Officer. R.M. attached C.C.O.|
|I.O.W.||26 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Capt. Dunne S.S.Bde visits R.M. Cdo.|
|p.m.||Decision that Cdo will concentrate at Upper Chine School. Intelligence Sgt S.S. Bde returns.||This necessary for security and will aid final issue of Amn and Stores.|
|I.O.W.||27 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Inter Coy Section and Individuals Competitions. On pl. B. Coy gain experience in Free French Chasseur Craft sailing to Newhaven with Convoy.||Won by X. Coy.|
|I.O.W.||28 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Upper Chine School Buildings allocated to Coys. Further pl. B. Coy embark in Chasseur for 24 hr cruise.||Chasseur are craft that will be used in Operation Rutter.|
|I.O.W.||29 Jun 42||Fine||Pl. X. Coy embark in Chasseur for 24 hr cruise.|
|I.O.W.||30 Jun 42||a.m.||Fine||Orders for concentration at Shanklin given.||To prevent curiosity necessity for economy is given as reason.|
Major. R.D.Houghton Commands 1/2 & 24 June 42.
Capt. J.c.Manners Commands. 22/23. Jun 42.