Category Archives: 1941/08

August 29th 1941


Night flying last night in formation, led by F/Lt Tate to Jullandur and back. Over Jullandur, Tate goes down to shoot them up, leaving Thin and me in echelon going round in circles. I don’t know what happens but I … Continue reading

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August 28th 1941


Nearly went mad last night with toothache. Started around 8.30pm, so I had no dinner and hopped into bed. Eventually Chandikar suggested going to get me some medicine, so I sent him off to B.M.H. and he returned with two … Continue reading

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August 27th 1941


We have a tactical exercise. Two flights at Jullandur, two in the A.T.S. hangar and two out in a field near the grass farm. I am out at the grass farm under “Logger” Powley. We have dispersed a/c, tents, slit … Continue reading

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August 20th 1941


Drinks with Gambert last night and I consume three bottles of Muree beer at a sitting. I went out the other day down the Lahore Road to try and get a black buck, but the country was under water. Walked … Continue reading

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August 17th 1941


Nothing to do here. This week I fly once and do three hours lectures, the rest of the time being spent in sitting in lecture rooms as per programme, or watching other people fly. Our weekend is stopped as some … Continue reading

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August 12th 1941


I go to drinks at the Commissioner’s house, am introduced to Mrs Clark. Dinner with the Commissioner, where Philip Lorraine is staying, then on to the pictures with George and Margaret, and then on to the Boat Club. Next day … Continue reading

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August 8th 1941


Went to the Boat Club Tuesday night and met one Crosbie, a sea captain, who staked 7/- on the fruit machine which I helped to lose. I get slightly inebriated, and join up with Boulton’s party, and dance with Braithwaite’s … Continue reading

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August 5th 1941


Sunday afternoon I go to the Boat Club with a book, and in comes a stomach, surmounted by moustache and eyeglass, which could only be Bernard Ferguson, a major, and so it was. He invites me to dinner at the … Continue reading

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August 3rd 1941


I take a batch of Indian Air Force pilots down here by train, quite comfortably sharing an air-conditioned coach with Bhose and G.S. Singh. Here at Karachi i go into town to see Tylers for a car, but no luck … Continue reading

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