Category Archives: 1940/08

August 25th 1940


Letter from Uncle George dated July 12th sympathising with the loss of Hugh. (JDW: his elder brother, a pilot flying Blenheims for 21 Squadron in the RAF, who went missing over France in 6th June 1940 and is buried in … Continue reading

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August 19th 1940


Went off to Peshawar on Thursday for the weekend. Had some stomach trouble and car conked out at Attock – this was mended (carburetter) by a lorry driver and I reach Peshawar Club and hand it over to Ghulam Sarwar. … Continue reading

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August 13th 1940


Went and had a drink with Ray the other night. Abbo and Willie expecting to go home any time now. Freeland apparently commanding Razmak. That’ll be nice for them. Not feeling too good these days. I seem to be getting … Continue reading

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August 8th 1940


Dick went off to hospital and died on the night of 6/8. He had been ill on and off for three weeks, and it appeared to be stomach trouble. The post mortem said it was an enlarged heart which had … Continue reading

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August 5th 1940


The car not too good in petrol. The snake tongued salesman said 30-40 per gallon. The first two gallons went 20 miles and the next three since have done about 23 miles each. The carburettor needle is wrong. Henriques and … Continue reading

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