Category Archives: 1943/11

November 29th 1943


Back at Solar to investigate two crashes. On completion of that, 4 Squadron’s C.O. returns so I am pushing off on this evening’s train. Basil Darlington, their A.L.O., and I go and visit the Navy on Sunday night, having quite … Continue reading

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November 20th 1943


We go to a dance at Coimbatore and meet the Fleet Air Arm types from the RNAS station nearby. I am in great form with a WREN called Lila or Lilo or “Bubbles” and dance most of the evening with … Continue reading

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November 17th 1943


I get down fairly uncomfortably by train and find much mail waiting. A telegram of congratulations from “Scotty, Nobby, Burt Mann”. I also read in C.R.O.s that Mike got the MC for his escape from Foul Point. Hammerbeck gone thank … Continue reading

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November 14th 1943 – Munnar


I arrive back with Wilkes to find Douglas has fixed for me to go and stay with Gouldsburys at Yellaputti and shoot. I come up on Monday and go back today – Wednesday. The old man takes me out the … Continue reading

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November 11th 1943 – Munnar


Bill Girvan comes over and we three ride up to the grassland, having sent our kit on up by coolie to a boundary commission hut at Erivakdam. He has a rifle and Ham Wilkes a Jefferey’s .404 and off we … Continue reading

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November 9th 1943 – Munnar


I go down to “Stuffy” Stevens’ bungalow for a day, and for tea he takes me out to a rock overlooking the low jungle country. Eventually we see a bison moving through the long elephant grass, with glasses. I return … Continue reading

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November 8th 1943 – Munnar


I go out walking with bird book and field glasses. Weather fine now with orange sunset over the ‘cup of the saucer’ in which the Club and grounds lie. Bitterly cold night and mornings. Saturday I walk out to the … Continue reading

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