Category Archives: 1942/05

May 31st 1942


Drinking and tennis and some occasional flying. Robin White and I beat up 56 anti-tank regiment crossing Ratu Lake and one gun sinks. A most enjoyable flip. Bill Symonds here, raising a Provost unit, and we have a party. Also … Continue reading

Posted in 1942/05 | Leave a comment

May 22nd 1942


Just played a game of cricket, first for four years and made top score (31). A little flying, not much good. A young I.A.F. chap tries to land in coarse pitch with wheels right back, overshoots, opens up and turns … Continue reading

Posted in 1942/05 | 2 Comments

May 17th 1942


Joe and Olga depart for Ambala where he is to be an instructor. Tennis, football and drinking, and Pierce and I dine with Penton last night. My “Further Notes on Floating down the Indus” accepted for publication in the U.S.I. … Continue reading

Posted in 1942/05 | Leave a comment

May 13th 1942 – Ranchi


I go out to lunch with Baldwins and have a domestic afternoon playing with the Babe. Monday I go down to Cuttack with Maj Gen Symes and we recco Golapore on the Indian Ocean. Very sticky at Cuttack where there … Continue reading

Posted in 1942/05 | Leave a comment

May 12th 1942


Am I nuts? Not quite. I arrive on the train and see all the boys at the station, who have come to meet Hammer’s fiance and the bridesmaid Marianne Evans. We drink beer, 10am, and then back to the mess. … Continue reading

Posted in 1942/05 | Leave a comment

May 4th 1942 – Calcutta


I am ordered to fly the Hurricane to Myithyina and then DumDum with long range tanks. Weather very bad and much rain, and everyone leaves Loiwing for Myithyina and India. (Like hell I go to Myithyina!! I set course direct … Continue reading

Posted in 1942/05, Burma Campaign, 1942 | Leave a comment