Category Archives: 1940/07

July 27th 1940


I now have a car, Triumph 8hp of about ’31 vintage. I went down with Pat Kenny to look at second hand cars and found this, which the experts think is OK. Got down from Rs650 to Rs525 and even … Continue reading

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July 18th 1940 – Abbottabad


Not a bad journey on the Heatstroke, as the sky was generally overcast and so not too much sun. A bath at Mari Indus and tea with the Suffolk BORs (British other ranks) there. Change at Daud Khel, reached Campbellpore … Continue reading

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July 14th 1940 – Manzai


Manzai – came down on the convoy two days ago – 10 British officers. We have to sit in the back as we are too good aiming marks in the front seat; or so they say. Up to Sarawakai I … Continue reading

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July 11th 1940


Jerry returned from leave having spent it down in Madras, after Pat Turner. No celebration on the 9th (JDW: his 22nd birthday). I play in the young soldiers hockey team against the RA and then Lock and I have a … Continue reading

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July 2nd 1940 – Wana


Nothing of note. I find I am not bad at six-a-side hockey, after my Razmak rink training. Some football, and have got Rangu trained to bring me a Murree beer when I shout to him “My usual!” On an Indian … Continue reading

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