Category Archives: 1943/08

August 25th 1943


On an exercise at Kolar again. One day in the Mess Chapman and I get boiled vegetables only for lunch. We then find that Nazir Ullahas said they won’t pay for British food for tiffin. I ask him about this … Continue reading

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August 15th 1943


The worst has happened – Arjan Singh’s posting cancelled and mine suspended. Presumably until they find someone to take over from me – and they won’t easily, either. “1000 bomber Baldwin” probably said something in Delhi and I shall get … Continue reading

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August 11th 1943


I go flying with a cold – I go to 8000′ and then dive down gently to earth getting the most fearful pains across my forehead and blockages in my left ear. I rush off to the Doc on landing. … Continue reading

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August 6th 1943


I telephone Bangalore this morning to ask S.A.S.O. whether I ought to wait my relief or move straight. They put me on to A.O.C. a/c Mackintosh who says “We don’t want you here – await your relief.” He is from … Continue reading

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August 5th 1943


“1000 bomber Baldwin” comes round on a visit yesterday but is not very impressed by me. Today a signal is in posting Tom Pierce W/C 171 Group – David Yorke to AC Ops Delhi and myself to S/L  AC Ops … Continue reading

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August 2nd 1943


Last night at Kodaikanal – I go to dinner at some judge’s wife’s place with Marjorie and down the hill the next day. I nip over to Banaglore on Thursday to see Group, and after doing my business I try … Continue reading

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