Category Archives: 1940/11

December 20th 1940 – Assam


Put in for 20 days leave until 6/1/41 so as I could get to Assam. Sanction never came but I was allowed to catch the plane on 18th, and so I may yet be recalled. With 44lb, a suitcase, blanket … Continue reading

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November 21st 1940


Flying morning and night. Went off solo in the Tiger (Moth) for an hour yesterday, and was surprised how well I got on. Yesterday Jones taught us loops and today I go up for an hour and did 15 of … Continue reading

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November 18th 1940 Karachi


Nearly scuppered. As my ‘A’ License expired on 15th inst. I had to have a medical exam for the renewal form. Crimes of Paris! As the saying goes. (JDW: As everyone who has been following this blog will know, my … Continue reading

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November 13th 1940


Got the landings taped – I had been flattening out too late. Did two hours solo yesterday and today. This morning went out to a village on the creek due east and then climbed to 8000′ – it was damn … Continue reading

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November 11th 1940 – Karachi


Had the first game of Rugby since “Blighty” the other day – didn’t manage too badly except for having bars in my boots and so unable to move. It is played on the mud flats here, quite softish though I … Continue reading

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November 8th 1940


‘Red Hot” Jones got back Monday, so we have done four days flying since then. Circuits and landings and ten minutes solo the last two days. I get in a bit of side slipping for the first time. Jones takes … Continue reading

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November 2nd 1940 – Karachi


EDITOR’S NOTE: The four Indian Army officers are accepted for secondment to the RAF. The Air Minstry gazetted them as Pilot Officers attached to ‘General Duties Branch, RAF’ in the London Gazette dated 30th October 1941, service numbers 47299 (Haig), … Continue reading

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