Category Archives: 1939/04

April 28th 1939 – Razani


A couple of days ago the lad who lives between Buckshee and Conical Piquets kept up intermittent firing between 1.30 and 4pm. One shot hit a mule just inside No 1 gate and then badly wounded a surveyor Babu. The … Continue reading

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April 25th 1939 – Razani


Went out to Chapao on the night of 21st – two platoons went out and one lined the wall, standing to. Lay out for about two hours, 8.15-10.15pm, and saw two jackals in the light of Rifleman Towers’ searchlight. Some … Continue reading

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April 21st 1939 – Razani


Went to the Dun today, out and home by lorry so it wasn’t much of a strain. No shooting, but a few shots let off at Toady withdrawing (1/8 GR) – a gang of about 30 is reported to be … Continue reading

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April 17th 1939 – Razani


The R.U.R. (Royal Ulster Regiment) have been sniped a bit at Razani and when withdrawing from 71 they received a volley, two receiving bullets through their fore and aft and another got one on theĀ  puttee. Had a party in … Continue reading

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April 15th 1939 – Razani


Artillery practising today and grouping fairly well on their targets, spurs and hilltops. Yesterday we saw Bakshi piquet relieved by 1/8 GR and they were sniped and there was intermittent sniping for over an hour. The guns lobbed over three … Continue reading

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April 13th 1939 – Razani


A lot of the staff college up here on a tour. Willie Armstrong and Abbott of 2/13, and Maloney of 1/12 were amongst them. Nelson on 1/8 G.R. here, also Seaward 2/1 G.R. and Harvey-Kelly 3/10. Beale, Bellamy and one … Continue reading

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April 11th 1939 – Razani


A bit of sniping some two days ago on R.P. troops returning to camps, and also during the relief on Conical Picquet. On the night of 9th/10th someone lit a fire in the supply depot. The long row of lorry … Continue reading

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April 6th 1939 – Razani


Out holding Shuragai, next to Gibralter. I picked up the jagged base of an exploded Mills grenade on the way home. Letter from Mhairi last night and Toby is on his way out to Ahomanygen. Manbray also on his way … Continue reading

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April 1st 1939 – Razani


I come under fire for the first time today. I was up at 7022 Picquet which has been shot up before, and on which my platoon was shot up when I was in Nowshera. Well, Barlow’s platoon relieves me about … Continue reading

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