Category Archives: 1944/02

February 29th 1944


Old Pinsen turns out to be saner than I expected and we have a most interesting chat over my whisky last night. A big flap on just now on just now and Jap fleet expected in the Bay of Bengal … Continue reading

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February 27th 1944


I lose my identity pass and about 100 rupees and £1/10/- at the Bus Club. I put it in the cover of a book as I have no pockets in my bathing costume and later hand the book back to … Continue reading

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February 24th 1944


Still hanging on – with Bill Beaman and W/Cs Thunder and Gauntlet from Ceylon, go to Winston’s Chinese restaurant last night and sample some fried noodles. I am presenting a half tankard, and can’t get a bigger one, to 28 … Continue reading

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February 22nd 1944


I am reduced from acting S/Leader back to my normal rank of F/L with effect from 31st January and S/Ldr R.M. Pinsen posted here in my place from Assault Wing. I am allowed to retain S/Ldr badges rank in accordance … Continue reading

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February 20th 1944


I go down to the Club for a night and then to Alwaye by “wog” bus. Arrive in Bangalore and go to the office to discover that one Pimsen has been suggested by ACSEA as my relief, subject to AOC’s … Continue reading

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February 17th 1944


I go out again and get the jungle sheep after an arduous search cum stalk. He is 4’. Yesterday we go down to Willie Laird’s and beat for pig. No pig seen but I knock off a hind, and later … Continue reading

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February 15th 1944


We go down in the evening and see two huge stags come out. The Mudavan (?) takes me to about 200’ and though it’s pretty dark at 7.30pm I manage to hit the best, a great black beast, on the … Continue reading

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