Category Archives: 1939/08

August 30th 1939 – Razani


Did advance guard to Crocus the other day. Nick on Pink Hills observed three men come out of a house and sit sunning themselves. He immediately opened up with his V.B., under the “Proscription Act”, and saw one fall, which … Continue reading

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August 25th 1939 – Razani


The two bodies brought in by Khassadars, untouched by mutilation. Four rifles lost, and eight enemy known killed, and Gagu’s brother seriously wounded. P.A., Major Bacon, says there were 400 enemy in that area that day, so we were damned … Continue reading

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August 22nd 1939 – Razani


We were playing a game of Ice Hockey with the C.I.M.H. when at about half time the referee blew the whistle to halt play and a police corporal came and saluted and said “All Leicesters to return to barracks, sir!” … Continue reading

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August 19th 1939 – Razani


It was the post guns yesterday afternoon, but at about 7.30pm the 6-inchers went out onto the aerodrome and opened up. They took some time, as they forgot the rangefinder and had to send back for it. Some locals apparently … Continue reading

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August 18th 1939 – Razani


Road open today and the 6-inchers open up from camp during lunchtime. At least everyone says they are 6 inch. Had a meeting on the Roller Skating Hockey last night, down in the rink, and I hope to get the … Continue reading

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August 17th 1939 – Razani


I manage to get to bed at 10.30pm after listening to Mac’s detail. However what with Clarke’s wireless and sort of thinking of the morrow, I get no sleep and get up at 1am to a cup of tea and … Continue reading

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August 15th 1939 – Razani


Had an inter-Coy football game on Sunderland ground today. Some time before halftime, the bullets started to come over, about half a dozen I should think, and a few landed on the pitch. We all ran like bloody cheetahs and … Continue reading

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August 13th 1939 – Razani


Did advance guard to Narai and sat on Duncan’s piquet. A bit of sniping from slopes behind Toady and the Scouts did a gasht in the hills west of Pink Hills. They had a good battle there and most of … Continue reading

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August 11th 1939 – Razani


Up Dun the other day, but no shooting. I chat with the locals in Pashtu and Urdu fairly successfully. Colonel May was shot in his car yesterday evening, outside Bannu on the Mari Indus road. He dined here about 10 … Continue reading

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August 7th 1939 – Razani


The 5/11 went out at 12pm the other night and lay up round Green Dome and Bare Patch. Then 3 Bn Brigade went out the next morning but no one was caught. One British other ranks shot in the stomach … Continue reading

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