Enemy Behaviour 16 December 1941
5th New Zealand Brigade and 4th Indian Division continued also today their attacks against positions in the area south and southwest of Ain el Gazala. In the Gazala position a stronger break-in succeeded again. In the sector of 22 Guards Brigade the Polnish Brigade was recognised. 22 Guards Brigade will therefore have been pulled out for a refresh. 7th Armoured Division (4th Armoured Brigade and possibly 7th Armoured Brigade) attacked the flank and rear of the D.A.K.. Attacks were repulsed. Attacks by elements of 2nd South African Division (5th South African Brigade) and 42 R.T.R. on Bardia were repulsed under heavy enemy losses. According to POW reports 2nd Armoured Brigade is arriving from Cairo.