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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