Dec. 9, 1943: Moro River, German counter attack
Calgary’s “A” Squadron crossed the river and led the advance to San Leonardo. A few German prisoners straggling back. We prepare to advance at 1 p.m. – are just finishing dinner now before starting. We stand to all day and at night the Jerry makes a counter attack and crosses the river near the sea. We set up a R.A.P. (Regimental Aid Post) with PPCLI (Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry) – but nothing really happens. Our “C” Squadron has joined the Calgarys and in the night “A” Squadron cross the river and laagers down.