War Diaries – 21st Bn. CEF

21st Bn. CEF- Tuesday, August 6, 1918

Unusual aerial and artillery activity prevailed during August 6th. Lieutenant Young, No. 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force was forced to land near us. He sustained minor injuries and was directed to 4th Canadian Infantry Brigade Headquarters. From which he returned to his squadron. On the morning of August 6th, a conference of Brigade Unit Commanders was held at Brigade Headquarters. Boise L’Abbe at which detailed instructions were verbally promulgated regarding the forthcoming attack on the enemy positions; also instructions were issued, at this time, to Battalion Commanders that as many reconnoitering parties as possible were to be sent out with a view to taking assembly positions. On return from Brigade Conference, the Commanding Officer immediately held a meeting of all Company and Section Commanders. During this time Operation Order No. 199 had been issued for the attack.

Image: [French soldiers examining Sopwith 1F.1 ‘Camel’ aircraft E4389 of the R.A.F. which landed inside Canadian lines near Amiens, France, August 1918, Courtesy of Library and Archives Canada.

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