Category Archives: 1940/03

March 31st 1940 – Pachmarhi


I arrive here on 27th, and as the Mess is not open I stay at the Pachmarhi hotel, very pleasant. This is fairly cool, and a sight for sore eyes after Wana. Rolling ‘downs’, trees and a church spire topping … Continue reading

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March 26th 1940


I get sudden orders one night to go with the convoy leaving next morning, so have to pack in hell of a hurry. This gives me six days spare on the way, so I wire the Franklins in Jhansi that … Continue reading

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March 21st 1940


Cotterill and I had dinner with the Gunners last night and then played poker with them. I got away with some money in my pocket. You never get outside this bloody perimeter except excercising – no R.P. There’s shooting in … Continue reading

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March 17th 1940 – Wana


I hear no Indian Army British Officers are allowed into the RAF. Michael Oliver here in 1/18, a Captain, also Pepe Savignon, Lyall, Arthur Murray, Collins, Taggart and Shaw. I am living in Gunners quarters. A bloody wind just now … Continue reading

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March 11th, 1940 – Wana


John, Tony, King of Swing and I went to Connemara on the last night. Two Mocketts, Wadsworths and Black Bess (as they call Marjorie), so we pick up Langford James there to make up numbers. We dance, eat fish and … Continue reading

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