Category Archives: 1939/06

June 29th 1939 – Razani


Out on Gaj yesterday. We leave at 5am and back by 2:30. As I was about to withdraw from Ridge, a few shots let off from a few ridges ahead. I don’t know where they go but Nelson said a … Continue reading

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June 25th 1939 – Razani


I win the officers and sergeants under 30 cross country race. The C.O. says he will give Rs 10 to the winner, and I just pip Lonsdale for it. Up Dun on R.P. yesterday.  Practically every piquet was shot up … Continue reading

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June 23rd 1939 – Razani


The Brigadier drove out to the Narai, the other R.P. day. He found a bomb there, and so told the Khassadars to destroy it when the troops had left. They had a few shots, and, thinking it a waste of … Continue reading

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June 17th 1939 – Razani


I turned out to play football the other day, and find four teams, including the R.A. in possession of the field. An R.A. officer comes up to me and we sort out the tangle. Then he says, “Are you Hugh … Continue reading

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June 13th – Razani


The true version of Dun is that a couple of shots were fired from Dun and attracted everybody’s attention. One section then withdraw from their sangars and down the razor back to Khassadar hut. The enemy then occupied their sangars, … Continue reading

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June 12th 1939 – Razani


David Carey’s platoon gets shot up on Dun on R.P. on the 10th. His forward right hand section is withdrawing from their sangars and receive a volley from that wooded spar about 40′ away across the nullah on the right … Continue reading

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June 9th 1939 – Razani


Ward returned. He is only up here for four days, but he seemed to have been a bit shaken by it. In the ranges under Bakhshi Piquet for a few days from 12-4:30. Damn hot down there when there is … Continue reading

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