Category Archives: 1941/07

July 29th 1941


On Sunday I go out with Dickie Bird to lunch at the Mansels. He is 1st Lieut in HMIS Rakardar, the RIN training school, and lives in Manora. There is a wonderful cool breeze all the year there, and they … Continue reading

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July 27th 1941


Was preparing for a long weekend in Missourie when Wigg suddenly comes into the pupils room to say that Dunford Wood and Haig will go down to Karachi tonight with Ft/Lt Gambert to collect three Audaxes. Johnny Benbow came down … Continue reading

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July 20th 1941


Two hits in the 50* ring yesterday, dive bombing. Haig went off to Naini Tal on Friday and one of the CGI’s little chits came round on Saturday morning asking him to report. I say to bearer he is sick … Continue reading

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July 14th 1941


Went up to Missourie for the weekend with A. Haig. We get a lift in a car with Taylor and Scorer, two sergeant pilots on this course, and reach there about 7.30pm. Tea in Dehra Dun and up through the … Continue reading

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July 10th 1941


I believe I had a birthday yesterday – rode the horse to my favourite wood and then filled myself with beer and Pims, had dinner, and so to bed. I wish I had someone to talk with here over a … Continue reading

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July 6th 1941


Out at 3.30am in tonga to the Nullah by the cantonment water supply. Off on foot for black back, in the woods north of Barana village. I do one stalk but find there are no spikes or buck so leave … Continue reading

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