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September 28th 1943


I return to Trichinopoly in a shower of spots which turn out to be dengue rash. Majithia is there (JDW: the new 2 Sqn C.O. who is taking over from my father) and I get my handing over done before … Continue reading

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September 17th 1943


I seem to get slightly pixilated on too much “Parry’s” gin, and the next day Bill and Dick Evans come in to see me. We sink 3/4 bottle of my best Canadian Club and then have dinner. The regiment is … Continue reading

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September 14th 1943


Bill Robinson comes to see me in hospital and we have a few drinks. He is shortly moving out with his battalion to train in another ‘Wingate’ job of some sort. Yesterday I am discharged from hospital though still with … Continue reading

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June 21st 1943 – Kolar


I fly up to Kolar, formatting on a Hudson at about 8000′. Very cool, and I have a blanket at night, but it blows a lot of red dust and I am always dirty. Six a/c under Nazir Ullah and … Continue reading

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June 13th 1943 – Trichinopoly


I escape into the air again – just sort of fly around – do a loop that fails and then a nice glide approach and landing. If I could only shut business out of my mind out of working hours, … Continue reading

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December 31st 1942 – Ranchi


We fly to Calcutta on B.O.A.C. “Cleopatra” and then by train to Ranchi. Calcutta was recently bombed a few times – 3 to 8 hostiles, a few on Kidderpore docks, all the coolies flee, and some also dropped near Dalhousie … Continue reading

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October 11th 1942


Cameron’s A.S.I. goes u/s so he lands back and the General goes by DC3. I manage to get four bottles of Highland Cream from the Spencers, do some shopping in the bazaar, and then drive out to DunDum with Watson, … Continue reading

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September 24th 1942


Miller of 20 Sqn comes down and takes command. Yesterday we fly General Wavell and ADC to Dana near Sangar, a nasty little landing ground about 500′ long. We then do a sortie each. I go and beat up Damoh … Continue reading

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March 6th 1942 – Magwe


I go up to Zigon again to see S/Ldr Andrews. The strip now 1200 yds and I have lunch and a rest. Very pleasant, lolling in the chattai shade and a cooling breeze whistling through the side. Scott is there … 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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