Category Archives: 1941/03

March 30th 1941


Last night I invite Stoney over and with Pete (Gillespy) and Charles (Braybrooks) we go to the Club. We have some of this egg nogg and some food and eventually go and play billiards. Dan Cremin appears, still drunk from … Continue reading

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March 25th 1941


Riding the horse and drinking a little. Dan Cremin went into Baghdad the other day and cashed a cheque for five dinars in one of the local bars. He then solemnly hands them round to the nearest five chaps at … Continue reading

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March 17th 1941


I now own half a horse. Braybrooks and I were after one and asked Evans, the stable manager, if he could get one. He says “Oh yes, Finjan, £10, take over on Saturday”. I arrange to ride on Thursday but … Continue reading

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March 15th 1941


Nearly caught out on Wednesday. We were night flying and before starting my instructor, Garner, says “be sure and use these plain flying goggles”, handing me a pair – I think Christ, put them on my helmet and, when in … Continue reading

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March 8th 1941


Had “Ladies Navel with cream” on the menu as a pudding the other day. (JDW: a turkish dish) Did my height test, 15000′, successfully. Right in the clouds and could see the aerodrome occasionally. My finger tips froze and I … Continue reading

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March 2nd 1941


Have been trying formation flying and am regarded as pretty dangerous at it, I think. I am also shown a forced landing, so have now got plenty to think about. The other night we went night flying. I get a … Continue reading

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