Author Archives: CDC Dunford Wood

April 28th 2016


Dear Reader We have finally reached the end of the sequence of diaries that I planned to put online. It consists of 612 diary entries covering 7 years and 4 months, from before the outbreak of World War 2 to … Continue reading

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April 27th 1946


A.and I have a drink with Jerry Philips in my favourite bar, the Mayfair, and then we have dinner with Bill and Daphne at Manetta’s, where I get a bit weary at 11.30 or so. We see Mary Churchill, who … Continue reading

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April 22nd 1946


We come up to town and stay at the Majestic Hotel in Cromwell Road. I go to the Great Central Hotel and meet Jerry Philips, 10 Baluchis, Donald Gorden, 7 Jajputs, and Macdowall, now a Lt Col working at the … Continue reading

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April 19th 1946


On 11th I get a wire postponing my report until 20th and I am annoyed. I go up to London the next day and find that I am on a draft leaving on “Britannic” ex Liverpool about 25th, so A. … Continue reading

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April 7th 1946


I go out shooting with A. and get a rabbit and a grey squirrel. We also have a sort of family ride and I go over three jumps. The second one I do badly and come off, the first time … Continue reading

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March 31st 1946


We spend a couple of days in Brighton and then return home, and we ride a little and go out drinking here and there. I have a very good ride by myself along the Icknield Way, and see so many … Continue reading

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March 18th 1946


We go down to Brighton and lunch at the Old Ship, dine at the Crown at Chiddingfold, and yesterday morning I dress up and we go and visit the R.M.C. (JDW: Sandhurst). It is much the same, with the same … Continue reading

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