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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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