Headquarters 23rd A Brigade R.F.A. stamp.

SECRET. Sa/37

O.C. Battery.

(1) A raid will be carried out by the 1st Battn Hampshire Regt. on the night July 24th/25th.

Limits of raid I.32.a.15.05. – I.32.a.00.30. & the M.G. emplacement at I.32.a.16.25.

(2) Reference hour will be 10.30 pm.

(3) Zero time will be given later in minutes minus or plus Reference Hour. Watches will be set from this office at 7.30 pm.

(4) The Battery Commander of the Battery doing LIAISON on that night will be at Battn H.Q. during the operation.

(5) Tasks as follows.

18 prs.

Barrage A. Zero to Zero +2 mins.

108 Battery 6 guns) I.32.c.00.90. – I.31.b.90.15.

C/23 1 gun )

(The gun of C/23 will be on the left of this Zone)

Barrage B. Zero to Zero +4 mins.

107……….…all guns ) I.32.a.15.00. – I.32.a.00.30.

C/23..remaining guns)

(107 on right half, C/23 on left half of this Zone)

At Zero +2 mins Barrage A double back Barrage B and conforms with it subsequently.

Zero +4 to Zero +30. creep forward at rate of 100x every minute until Barrage is formed on

I.32.a.50.30. – I.32.a.35.60.

Zero +30 Stop!

Rates of fire.

Zero to Zero +4…………… ….4 rounds per gun per minute.

Zero +4 to Zero +8…………..…3 “ “ “ “ “

Zero +8 to Zero +25……………2 “ “ “ “ “

Zero +25 to Zero +30……..……1 “ “ “ “ “

AMMUNITION Shrapnel.

4.5 Hows.

Zero to Z +5 mins.

I.32.a.65.15. – I.32.a.45.35.

Zero +5 to Zero +30.

I.32a.65.15 – I.32.a.70.40. – I.32.a.56.52.

RATES of FIRE.

Zero to Zero +5………….3 rounds per How per minute.

Zero +5 to Zero +10 2 “ “ “ “ “

Zero +10 to Zero +25……1 “ “ “ “ “

Zero +25 to Zero+30…… ½ “ “ “ “ “

AMMUNITION BX.

ACKNOWLEDGE

V.C. Ritchie Lt. R.F.A.

ADJUTANT 23rd Bde. R.F.A.

18.7.17.

In manuscript on the front of the first page “8 Huns captured. Our casualties 3 O.R.