A most enjoyable trip weaving on Mike up the Kaladon and down the Pi Chaung. I keep him in sight the whole way and the R/T works, or would do if i had got the fine tuning properly adjusted. We have a game of football, RAF officers versus 14 Division staff, organised by W/C Smythe, the first exercise I take in about six weeks, a poor show, for me.
An air battle overhead just now, with lots of firing. We hear the Japs come over, too high to find with (field) glasses, and one parachute is seen to fall. Yesterday a couple of Hurricanes were lost I believe.
I am getting very idle just now I fear. I fly and do the bumph and read. However, as long as I don’t put up too many blacks like painting “The black mamba of Maungdaw” on aircraft and sending them back to Ranchi, I may pull through yet. A photo trailer has arrived and I am trying to get it dug into the side of the hill, before it is blown up.