C.R.A 18th D.A. 28 June 1916

“A” Form

MESSAGES AND SIGNALS

 

SECRET

 

G.O.C. H.A. XIII Corps

C.R.A 18th and 30th Divns

 

CA46                   28th June

 

Following is extract of instructions from 4th Army:-

  1. “Zero” will be postponed 48 hours 29th will become “Y1” day 30th will become “Y2” day 1st July will become Z day
  2. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
  3. Special attention must be paid to the following:-       As regards Artillery
    1. To prevent all hostile movements and work both day and night. The night bombardment must be fully maintained.
    2. To complete wire cutting
    3. To take advantage of all favourable weather to destroy hostile batteries.
  1. To d*** the enemy by *** to carry out concentrated bombardments and night raids. These concentrated bombardments will take place:- “Y1” day – 4.0 – 5.20 pm. “Y2” Day – 8.0 – 9.20 AM. Subject to the above heavy howitzers and heavy gun ammunition must be economised.
  2. Programme for “Z” day will be as originally arranged.ACKNOWLEDGE by wire.                        131 Corps ArtyW. R. R***** ** R.A.
  3. 5.40 pm
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