The Commando moved off at 1945 hrs in the same order of march; the route was entirely across the country over the MASSE DE CRADALLE, across the road leading South of FONTENAILLES and then on to the lane leading to Point 72 beyond LA BUHANNERIE. At first the move was without incident. Just after passing LA BUHANNERIE, both X and B-Troops exchanged shots with isolated groups of enemy, but opposition was soon overcome, or by-passed.
Occasional prisoners were taken, including one RSM en route to visit his Fiancee. X-Troop detached 3 ORs to cut a cable; these men completed their task and re-joined at Point 72. A-Troop, less one section and the others in rear, lost contact soon after leaving LA ROSIERE, but by following signs made by the I.O. re-joined the Commando at Point 72.
By the time LE MONT was reached it was almost dark, but our move along the lane was without incident and by great good fortune Point 72 was not occupied, although there were signs of considerable defense work in progress. B, Q, and X-Troops were deployed on top of the ridge from East to West. A-Troop were in a position where the track left the lane with the road leading South from PORT-en-BESSIN - ESCURES. Digging commenced immediately and proceeded through the night, all ranks having about two hours sleep. Two large underground dug-outs were discovered in A-Troop area, they were occupied by a small German Medical Staff with two wounded German soldiers. These were made prisoners and the dug-outs occupied by the Commando RAP.