Category Archives: 1941/02

February 22nd 1941


Went to hospital last weekend with the crabs. Shave and put on some strong blue ointment. Now suffering from stubble trouble. Went out sailing in Braybooks’s Moth the other day. My first three attempts to ‘go about’ failed through not … Continue reading

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February 12th 1941


The other day I went up in the clouds and was shown climbing and steep turns. Then up for 1.10 in an Audax to practice. Rain wet the aerodrome, and Harts can’t even use the runaways (JDW: curious that these … Continue reading

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February 5th 1941


My instructor is Cremin. (JDW: Dan Cremin was killed in an air accident in March 1942 a few weeks after taking command of his first squadron, 66 squadron in the UK). First hour or so is spent in my U/S … Continue reading

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February 2nd 1941 – Habbaniya


Habbaniya is a camp well laid out, rather similar to Wana or Razmak, but more vast and better organised. Training here are a lot of Greeks and South Africans, and they had Norwegians and French before we arrived. We are … Continue reading

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