Category Archives: 1944/01

January 27th 1944


We get a day off, at least the Army has a truce for one day, and so Bill Beaman, Warren and I leap into SASO’s car (he is here on a visit) (JDW: Senior Air Staff Officer) and go up … Continue reading

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January 23rd 1944


Out in D.D. Camp at Gudabur, like the last time. I live in the main camp and am fairly comfortable. Rumsey arranges for me to exchange my u/s camp bed. I have a jeep and so does Bill Beaman. He … Continue reading

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January 14th 1944


Tomorrow I go out on another scheme called “Wynead”. Last night Jo Sellars gives a farewell party before going to Staff College and we have pretty good one. Gordon Grieve, who speaks gibberish at everyone, meets his match in me. … Continue reading

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January 11th 1944


Rumsey and I go out to dinner with a battleship, one Mrs Wall, and drink King George IV scotch. Next day we take her to a “pufaled” gymkhana (JDW: anyone know what this means?), which is pleasantly reminiscent of pre-war … Continue reading

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January 7th 1944


I discover I have a cousin of sorts – Donald Macnaughton, a cadet at the OTS, whose grandmother is my great aunt Susan. Much squash just now and I am again as fit as I was up to the end … Continue reading

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January 4th 1944


Not much of a party on Christmas day. I organise myself plenty of squash about three times a week. New Years Eve I go to our mess dance and get rather intoxicated. I do a Highland fling with Fairweather, he … Continue reading

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