Category Archives: 1940/02

February 28th 1940 – Madras


Went up to the Club the other afternoon and found Patterson Morgan and one Kathline Wilson having tea with T-B. I joined the party and then he said go and show us what you can do. I went up to … Continue reading

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February 26th 1940 – Madras


Go sailing on Saturday. I skipper “Thistle” with Cotterill as crew and we come last. He is sick at one period, the effect of bad whisky at an RAF dance last night, so he tells me. At Rajpuram I put … Continue reading

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February 22nd 1940 – Madras


Completed tests for my ‘A’ license today. Monday I was bloody awful, Tuesday I had all the tests taped, so I booked Wednesday 7.30am with 4 hours solo. I did the 8′s but mucked up my landing, being too far … Continue reading

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February 20th 1940 – Madras


Flying and sailing – the flying not too good as I seem to misjudge my landings on the mark, even from 600′ as well as from 2000′. The 8′s aren’t too bad though they are not consistent at 600 feet. … Continue reading

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February 17th 1940 – Madras


Did 30 mins solo at 5pm yesterday – did figure of 8′s at 600′ fairly successfully I think, though whether I can land on the mark I don’t know. I did a few landings, sort of settle down ones, as … Continue reading

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February 16th 1940 – Madras


Went to a cocktail party in Connemara, given by Jimmy Jamieson, the other day. I invited myself on Celia’s suggestion. Not a great success. Stayed on with Marjorie afterwards then took her home, and she gave me one of Pa’s … Continue reading

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February 13th 1940 – Madras


Yesterday Willie and I went out to train for the Ladies Race in the regatta next Monday. I asked Pat Turner, she said she was away but try Ann Maconachie. Ann said she was already booked but try Bang-my-arse, who … Continue reading

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February 12th 1940 – Madras


Thursday night Padre John and I went to Connemara after dinner for a quick one. Met old Ruffle, who invited us to his party – pretty bloody awful, as I didn’t feel like drinking and was rather tired. So Ruffle, … Continue reading

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February 8th 1940 – Madras


Yesterday I was allowed to take off from the beginning, solo. They put out the sheet and round I go. I don’t like the look of the first one, so round I go again. Just as I am turning in, … Continue reading

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February 6th 1940 – Madras


Had a damn good flight today, before parade, at 6.30 hrs – did two chukkers dual, as T-B didn’t like my first landing, which I nibbled at, as I saw a plane doing the other day in the dusk. Then … Continue reading

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