Category Archives: 1939/11

November 24th 1939 – Madras


Dined with the Wilts in the Fort the other night. Did us very well on Pate de Foi Gras, asparagus and champagne. Played darts afterwards and I defeated Jack Newton, their QM and champ. Colonel Freeland observed doing a very … Continue reading

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November 21st 1939 – Madras


Went up for two 20 minute shifts on Sunday – climbing and gliding turns and then T.B. went up to 2000′ and shook me about. I could take a climb and roll alright, but a spin rather caught me in … Continue reading

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November 13th 1939 – Madras


I see in the “Statesman” that Razcol were in the Shaktu in October and had 2 killed and 11 wounded – also an R.P. piquet was shot up on November 2nd and one killed with 4 wounded. Yesterday went shooting … Continue reading

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November 10th 1939 – Madras


An awful rainy day yesterday – John and I went to the flicks at 6pm and Connemara afterwards, where I was introduced to a “Highball”. A woman came in with another couple, whom we know as the ‘S’ bend, as … Continue reading

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November 5th 1939 – Madras


Some more shooting in the same spot – Ray and I and Nizam. Nizam killed and halaled a couple, rather like a good retriever. I fail to break my duck of course. I go down yachting with the Colonel.  “Thistle” … Continue reading

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