We go out to dinner in “The Lamb” in Wallingford on Monday and Tuesday, and I leave for town on Wednesday. I go to the Air Ministry and find out that my application for a permanent commission in the RAF has not been considered, so I decide to return to the Indian Army. I have one week’s leave, and apparently no unit, so I see some chap who says go away until you hear from us as having been given back to the India Office. I then go to the India Office and find that I can claim only British Lt rates until I reach India.
I have a drink with Bernard Fergusson in Mayfair where I meet Pete Jennings, a W/C with more gongs than I have! Yesterday I take Aunt Vivy to lunch and a cinema, and then visit Mrs Fraser for a very excellent dinner in her flat, and a discussion of Ma’s finances. Today I am off to Baffy’s lunch party and then down to Mongewell.