Category Archives: 1939/07

July 31st 1939 – Razani


I find two more pieces of lead, on my chest and forearm, making three in all. I hear all the guns are going to open up at 7pm tonight, suddenly, on the Sidar Alghad, at a range of 4500′. It … Continue reading

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July 29th 1939 – Razani


R.P. as far as Crocus to cover a perimeter camp being built there for a scout post. D Coy advance guard and my platoon on the right. A couple of shots hear the tower, but the range was too far … Continue reading

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July 26th 1939 – Razani


The rifles have apparently been given up as lost, and as we are duty battalion, I spend the morning clearing scrub from round the 2/8 lines, from which they snipe the camp at night. Did so yesterday to a chorus … Continue reading

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July 22nd 1939 – Razani


I spend all morning looking for bloody rifles. I dig up the nullah bed, but no go. Mac has taken over the Company, so I must watch my step, I believe. I give the khassadars this morning a few “daltah … Continue reading

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July 21st 1939 – Razani


A really glorious storm on just now. 2pm, the usual time for rain, but this time it has got a real good wind at its back. This produces pukka driven spray such as I haven’t seen since I left Tiree. … Continue reading

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July 18th 1939 – Razani


A nice bit of shooting yesterday. 7022, Oak, 7021 opposite, and Nik on Das has a bit of shooting too. He does not hold the forward edge. I sit up on left Narai Serai. Suddenly a couple of shots ring … Continue reading

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July 16th 1939 – Razani


A snorter of a Brigade day on 14th. We went up Zargal Algad to False Narai, Green Dome, and onto Bare Patch. Out from 6am until 6pm. Quite a bit of shooting on the top of that ridge. I had … Continue reading

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July 13th 1939 – Razani


A beano in the Corporal’s Club on 8th, and Munday confides to me that he was a cracksman before he joined the army. My 21st on the 9th and I managed to get hold of a few beers in the … Continue reading

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July 7th 1939 – Razani


R.P. the other day and today. I win my bet, but it is a very tricky place to hold, and the Khassadars seemed unusually unfriendly. Two shots are fired form somewhere unseen within 300′ of me, and go whistling over … Continue reading

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July 4th 1939 – Razani


Had lunch in the medical mess on Sunday, at Dunkerton’s invitation. A few beers first in the club, and then we adjourn, Donald as well, at about 2:15. It is just like a breath of bonnie Scotland again and I … Continue reading

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