Category Archives: 1941/06

June 29th 1941


Another long weekend, but I seem to be still here. I am introduced to air-to-air but seem to make rather a cock of it. My rifle arrives from Abbottabad, but there’s going to be difficulty getting ammo as it all … Continue reading

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June 25th 1941


Allan goes off to Naini Tal for the weekend to see his fiancee Violet, and I stay here. Go and see Peter Fisher, RA,ex Abbottabad, and fix myself up with a horse. It comes round when I want it and … Continue reading

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June 19th 1941 – Ambala


We spend the 13th at the BAPCO Club, with one Wally Jones and his wife, swimming, golf and a cinema. On 14th leave and reach Karachi, very sticky, at 5.30pm. Difficulty with customs over my unregistered camera and my .38′s … Continue reading

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June 15th 1941 – Bahrein, en route India


Route: Habbaniya-Rutbah: 190 miles Rutbah-H4: 130 miles H4-LG22: 81 miles LG22-Asraq: 20 miles Asraq-Ma’an: 137 miles Ma’an-Akaba: 62 miles Akaba-Ismailia: 180 miles Leave in 6020 (Hart) at about 6am with suitcase and kitbag in the back seat. First stop Rutbah, … Continue reading

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June 13th, 1941


Yesterday I go in a Blenheim with Stonhill down to Basrah. A drink at the airport and then off to see Willie Armstrong at Force HQ, whilst Stony goes to the RAF station. Willie very busy and only able to … Continue reading

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June 6th 1941


31 Squadron arrived here. Dougie Homes, Bird and O’Neil staying here, the rest in the AHQ Mess. They bring the ‘onlooker’ with them. Met one Walters, RIASC, at the swimming pool who left 56th in 1937. He said Willie Armstrong … Continue reading

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June 2nd 1941


Baghdad taken and armistice granted. Germams supposed to have arrived with 50 and to have left with 22 ‘planes. An ME110 found on the ground today and one Blenheim vanished on recco. two days ago. Dan announced today dissolution of … Continue reading

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