Category Archives: 1940/05

May 30th 1940 – Assam


Went over to Moriane Club and watched the AVLH at drill. Worse than a school OTC. There I observed one Lance Cpl and wondered whether I had come out on the boat with him. Two days later, while dozing on … Continue reading

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May 25th 1940


48 hours steady rain. Nothing to do. Yesterday managed to bag a cormorant, ‘Who’re you?’ and parrot with the .22. It seems to shoot high according to the sights, so its all a question of aiming lower by so much … Continue reading

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May 18th 1940 – Assam


This is unfortunately a cultivated part of Assam, the nearest jungle being 40-50 miles away. However, I go round with my revolver and a Greener .310 of Uncle Stanley’s to see what I can get. I fail dismally with the … Continue reading

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May 14th 1940 – Assam


Our last day we went up to Gulmarg with food. I am a bit sore in calf, through falling off the footplate of ‘Butterfly’, and I have a spirited horse. I get him under control on the way down though. … Continue reading

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May 7th 1940 – Srinagar


We both fall in love with Elaine and take her out every day. We drive into Srinagar some mornings, go to a dance at Nedou’s and the Club and the pictures – something every day. John Palmer and wife up … Continue reading

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May 2nd 1940 – Srinagar


We manage to get away to Nagin Bagh, and whilst in the Club a girl comes in and we send her a chit from Joan Strallan which we had brought up with us. We hear it being opened and find … Continue reading

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