Category Archives: 1939/03

March 27th 1939 – Razani


Did a gasht down to Lower Tambre Obo in lorries. Nothing of note though I fell down the steep Khaisora and skinned my arm. Next day a long gasht up to 78 and 80. There I met the major (Moriarty) … Continue reading

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March 22nd 1939 – Razani


The 3/17 C.O. was stabbed in the arm and Simon was wounded by a bullet. Those were the two British officers wounded. Gasht to Upper Tambre Obo yesterday, by lorry and back. Had a long talk with my Khassadar, one … Continue reading

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March 19th 1939 – Razani


Intelligence reports that during an action of the 16th in Khaisora, when 1st Brigade were trying to evict some enemy from caves where they were lurking, a very difficult and dangerous job by all accounts, as they have no mortars … Continue reading

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March 17th 1939 – Razani


Went on a gasht yesterday. Sugar loaf, Greenwood’s Corner, Camel Hump, 78, shoulder and home. Quite alot of snow still up there which soaked my feet in my chappies. Rumour seems to have it that we shall return to Razmak … Continue reading

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March 13th 1939 – Razani


I return to Razani today. Hired a car from Modern Motor Works for 45/-. There is a fellow wanting to go Bannu way, so he buys the contract for RS 5/- so that I might have hired him straight for … Continue reading

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March 10th 1939 – Bannu


An RIASC captain detained at Razani with his convoy. He gives me a lift to Bannu on a lorry, the remainder knocking off at Mir Ali. It was an open sort of lorry, no wind screen, only a bit of … Continue reading

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March 8th 1939 – Razani


Good gasht today – 7, 74, Gardai and searched ground overlooking Shini Alghad where it joins the Khairsora. There was a Khassadar on 72 with a naik’s stripes who said he could arrange shooting up and down for Shikor and … Continue reading

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