This Day in History: 1945-05-05

The 4th Battalion was ordered to capture Tanbingon. The Commandant, Lieutenant Colonel Kitson, formed ‘KITCOL’, a column consisting of the 4th Battalion, a squadron of the 3rd Dragoon Guards, a battery of 9th Field Regiment Royal Artillery and a section of Sappers and Miners. They closed possible escape routes over the Pegu Yoma mountains, having occasional contact with the enemy.

Map from the Regimental History showing the location of Tanbingon, about 70 miles north of Rangoon (Yangon)