Category Archives: 1943/06

June 29th 1943 – Bangalore – Trichinopoly


I get there for drinks and we retell the Iraq campaign. I am produced to shake hands with A.O.C. in C. Sir Richard Peirse. I get on the Hudson about 0630 and get to Bangalore in time for lunch at 2pm … Continue reading

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June 26th 1943 – Delhi


I fly over to Bangalore and spend the night in the West End Hotel.  I see Jackie for tea and have a helluva booze with W/C Yorke. Pleasant and cold at night and the water tastes excellent. Next morning to … Continue reading

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June 22nd 1943 – Trichinopoly


I nip over to Bangalore one morning and see a few “stooges” in 225 Group landing at Hindustan aircraft factory landing ground. Then I hear a signal ordering me to report to Delhi for medical board “to see if I … Continue reading

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June 8th 1943 – Trichinopoly


I go to the Pierce’s wedding on 2nd. Then to a reception at the Sisters Mess. Not much fun but I manage to keep off the booze and drink iced squash (this at 5pm). Later I go round to Elizabeth … Continue reading

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June 2nd 1943 – Ranchi


Wood gives a roulette party to which Tom Pierce and I go. Last night I go to a “dinner and dance” with Mrs Hoffman and Elizabeth – the former being the wife of the C.O. of the 56th (Punjabi Rifles, … Continue reading

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June 1st 1943 – Ranchi


28 squadron send up four pilots instead of my having to go, but Buckland is soon missing. Later it transpires he gets shot up and force lands at Chittagong. I get another whack of malaria and am in bed for … Continue reading

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