Category Archives: 1940/01

January 31st 1940 – Madras


Returned back on the 28th. The intelligence section of the 2nd Frontier Force Rifles came down on the 26th for a scheme on the night of the 27th. This was the General’s test scheme of the Wilts. I umpired Mickey … Continue reading

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January 18th 1940 – in camp near Puttur


Another night out with Jos as enemy umpire. Went out at 10pm and back by 11am. We sat near a village and then went up a hill amongst the cactus. Never slept a wink owing to the cold. Used up … Continue reading

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January 12th 1940 – in camp near Puttur


Still in this bloody camp and about another fortnight to do. I have been safety officer on some field firing exercise and a bit of umpiring, but I might just as well be in Madras for all the work I’m … Continue reading

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January 7th 1940 – in camp near Puttur


In camp with the Wilts, as an umpire, near Puttur – until 27th, dammit. Went solo on 4th at 6.30am – T-B took me for a couple or so (3) chukkers first – dual – and then I did a … Continue reading

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January 3rd 1940 – Madras


Went to dinner with Major Money – and then Connemara and Adyar Club for the New Year. Connemara packed with a lot of lads, who looked as if they had only been there once, and that was last New Year’s … Continue reading

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