Category Archives: 1942/10

October 26th 1942


Two years in the RAF but no promotion yet, as they have swindled me out of five days and dated me October 30th. I go out with Maitland France, 70 Division’s G3 Ops, to lunch with the 56th. Bobby Elmslie … Continue reading

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October 24th 1942


Out and sick in quarters. Lts ‘Art’ J. Welling and F.J. Theison U.S.A.A.F. are staying in the mess for a few days. They produce a Chinese banknote and make me a ‘Burma Roadster’. I get out my .22 and shoot … Continue reading

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October 19th 1942


I go out tomorrow D.V. (JDW: God willing), but still have five days of “plasmaquin” to do. Hammers and Jackie come in to see me yesterday. I get a bottle of beer of an evening, but it is usually Solan … Continue reading

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October 17th 1942


Just waiting, and taking Atabrin. (anti-malarial). A cyclone is 100 miles east of Calcutta moving north, so a signal comes grounding all aircraft. A wing of three squadrons is coming here eventually – 28 sqn and 1 F/R sqn at … Continue reading

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October 14th 1942


A little better despite the cobwebs. I find a water beetle in my drinking water – a playful little fellow. Luckily I haven’t much appetite as there isn’t much to eat. Tom Pierce is in with dysentery. Scott of the … Continue reading

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October 6th 1942 – Calcutta


We get back OK via Allahabad to find Hammerbeck back in the chair again. Then the cock up begins. We get two more Lysanders from Madras and they are pretty dud. I am now in Calcutta staying with the Lindsays. … Continue reading

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