February was a month of intensive training consisting of cross-country compass marches,
night occupations, night convoys, anti-tank shooting at BEACHY HEAD, etc.
The NCOs assumed all the duties of the officers for a week and the officers went to
school under D.G. Campbell, Capt IG.
On the 25th February the Regiment moved with the Division to the concentration
area for “Spartan”.
The first night was a nightmare, being very black and pouring rain causing several
quite serious accidents.
It was at this concentration area on the 27th of February that Lt-Col. R.W. Armstrong took
over command of the Regiment from Lt-Col. K.N. Lander.
On the 2nd February the Regiment moved to a position SOUTH WEST of ANDOVER from where
they advanced through MARLBOROUGH, LAMBOURN to ASHDOWN PARK.
From here an encircling move was made through MARLBOROUGH, COLNE, CHIPPINGHAM,
TILBURY, CIRENCESTER BURFORD and ending at
BANBURY on the 10th.