Category Archives: 1939/05

May 26th 1939 – Razani


An Ulster B.O. – Lt Dowlea MC – got hit by a small piece of stone or bullet in the cavity just below the eye. Column went out on 22nd and back on 23rd. A few shots fired on the … Continue reading

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May 20th 1939 – Razani


Up a ridge between Das and Dun again two days ago. Bde scheme for this mountain warfare course. We found a ‘snipers lair’ up there. Some rock on the knife edge has been slightly built up to form a sanger … Continue reading

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May 17th 1939 – Razani


Yesterday our first casualty. We are all out watching the final of British company Bde football. Suddenly bullets come over from Horseshoe way and land on the pitch. The course soon clears, except for the Brigadier, who sits there as … Continue reading

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May 14th 1939 – Razani


Went up to Horse shoe in 12th. It is very pleasant up there, sitting in the sun for 8 hours. All quiet save for the buzzing of flies and the odd bee. I try to learn a little Urdu while … Continue reading

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May 11th 1939 – Razani


On a weapon training cadre under Cpl Clarricoates. Had a spot more ice hockey and beat up C Coy yesterday. It’s just beginning to get hot now, and all the badmashes seem to have left the district. I don’t think … Continue reading

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May 8th 1939 – Razani


D Coy play the C.I.M.H. at ice hockey yesterday. We get 10 goals to their 5, but a good time is had by all. I have passed the lower Urdu – 127/200 for the oral, and 84/100 for the written. … Continue reading

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May 6th 1939 – Razani


The Rajputs have a cocktail party on 3rd. I go down about 8 and manage to leave at 9. Old Bill Cummyns 3/10 in good form and Harvey-Kelly had to be carried back. R.P. next day. Up 7101, very pleasant … Continue reading

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May 1st 1939 – Razani


Went out on R.P. attached to 2/7 as reserve platoon. They do themselves well. They gave me another breakfast. The C.O. brought out his lilo and they usually take out darts and a pack of cards, 7101 was fired on … Continue reading

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