170th Infantry Brigade. Code names 14 July 1917

CODE NAMES

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In all communications this raid will be referred to as “HARFORD’S HUNT”.

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  1. OUR TROOPS.

Code Name for Parties.

JOHN PEEL ……………………………… O.C. Raid.

WHIP ………………………………………O.C. Party

GREYHOUNDS………2.58 a.m.………… “T”   “

BEAGLES……………..2.43….……………”U”   “

HARRIERS……………2.32……………….”V”  “

FOXHOUNDS……………”….…………….”W”  “

STAGHOUNDS………….”………………..”X”   “

OTTER HOUNDS……..2.37……………… “Y”   “

BLOOD HOUNDS…… 2.46………………..“Z”   “

 

HOUND or HOUNDS………………Any man or body of men taking part in raid.

HOOF……………………………….Number of our men missing (followed by                                                           number).

BIT………………………………….Number of our men killed (followed by                                                              number).

SPUR……………………………….Number of our men wounded (followed by                                                        number).

KENNELS…………………………”…….” Party returned to our lines (preceded                                                      by name of party).

 

ARTILLERY.

 

RIGHT ZONE…………………………..Right Zone artillery to open fire.

LEFT ZONE……………………………Left Zone artillery to open fire.

BOTH ZONES…………………………All available artillery to open fire.

HOLD UP………………………………Cease fire.

 

 

  1. ENEMY TROOPS.

 

FOX or FOXES…………………………………..Boche or Boches.

MASK……………………………………………Estimated number killed (followed by number).

PAD………………………………………………Estimated number wounded (followed by number).

BRUSH………………………………………….Captured (followed by number).

NO SCENT………………………………………No enemy found.

SCENT…………………………………………..No resistance from enemy.

FAIR SCENT……………………………………Slight resistance from enemy.

GOOD SCENT………………………………….Heavy resistance from enemy.

RABBIT…………………………………………Enemy barraging (followed by                                                                            place.)

HARE……………………………………………Slightly.

MOLE……………………………………………Heavily.

 

  1. GENERAL.

 

HORN…………………………………………No news.

CHASE………………………………………..Machine Gun.

SADDLE………………………………………Trench Mortar.

DONKEY……………………………………..All quiet.

MEET…………………………………………Zero day.

 

 

  1. The following is a specimen of a message sent in Code words:-

HARRIERS KENNELS NO SCENT aaa OTTER HOUNDS KENNELS             SCENT BRUSHES FOUR HOOFS NIL BIT NIL SPUR TWO aaa BEAGLES HORN.

Translated.

“V” party returned to our lines.  No enemy found aaa “Y” party returned to           our lines, no resistance from enemy, 4 captured, Missing Nil, killed Nil,             wounded 2aaa             “U” party no news.

 

Note. Each section of the message should be preceded by the name of the party to which it refers.

 

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  1. The following code will be used for notifying Zero hour:-

Count the hours from 1 to 24 and give the time of Zero hour in minutes with the prefix “HORSES AVAILABLE”.  Thus if Zero hour is 11.30 p.m. = 23 hours 30 minutes =1410.  Code message “HORSES AVAILABLE 1410.  Or 1 a.m. = 1 hour = 60minutes.  Code message “HORSES AVAILABLE Sixty.

 

 P.L. Hausey

Captain

Brigade Major

170th Infantry Brigade.

 

 

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