Category Archives: 1941/09

September 27th 1941


Pete Jennings arrives as C.O. and takes over from Coade. Many changes in the air, and it likely that we get down to some proper training. Today Hammerbeck, Dicky and I go and beat up Khushalgarh bridge and Jand station, … Continue reading

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September 25th 1941


I get hell’s own toothache, so fly to Peshawar to have it done. One Major (S)Pank stops the tooth but not the ache so I go back there today, and he decides that it is the wisdom shifting the others, … Continue reading

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September 19th 1941


We take Yolande and Eileen Huggins to dinner at Faletti’s and to the cinema, after seeing the bridal train off. Next morning, while signing the movement book in the Adjutant’s office, I see “JHS Broughton” down as orderly officer or … Continue reading

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September 17th 1941


Allan’s wedding today. I see Jerry Beale in hospital and also have Hugh Easton round for a drink one night. Then last Sunday Penton, Watson, self and Hammerbeck went to Peshawar in latter’s car. We swim, drink gin and return … Continue reading

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September 14th 1941


The Lysanders arrive, and I have now done 1.15 hours in them, though I don’t seem to have gotten them taped yet. Today I do a Tac/R (tactical reconnaissance) to Fort Lockhart at 6600′. Wonderful visibility. A ‘V’ on the … Continue reading

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September 5th 1941


I sit about all day in Penton’s office and do an hour’s bugger all. Raining today, and continual thunderstorms. The Lysanders were unable to land as it was too wet, so went to Dehra Ghazi Khan. They now have to … Continue reading

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September 4th 1941 – Kohat


Haig and I suddenly get posted, he to 20 squadron and me to 28. I am told on Saturday to pack up straight away, and leave on Monday at 15.45, reaching here on Tuesday at 17.30. Alan’s marriage fixed for … Continue reading

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