Category Archives: 1944/05

May 31st 1944 – Hawarden


Bishop and i do not go in so I walk up with the Canadian to Hawarden for a beer in the local pub. Two Sgt Pilots in an Oxford fail to find Cosford (for my E.N.T. appointment) and after circling … Continue reading

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May 25th 1944 – Hawarden


Doreen comes over for two days and we sit in the sun on top of a hill amongst the gorse bushes and get down to things. Monday we have a farewell Bass in the Sloop and then Doreen and I … Continue reading

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May 20th 1944 – St Ives


I meet Tom Slack (41 squadron), ex-Iraq 4FTS, in the Sloop and we go drinking in the Queens and re-fight the battle, to the great amazement of one Wagg, a Yank in the same squadron. Next day I do some … Continue reading

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May 17th 1944 – St Ives


No posting from the Air Ministry yet. I go over to Portreath as a guest of Durrant – ex-Maungdaw controller – for drinks, dinner and a look at the Ops room and one or two modern conveniences I have never … Continue reading

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May 15th 1944 – St Ives


I take the Wren to Tregenna – C.P.O. Doreen Songthe. We later sit and drink Canadian Club in Gibson’s back garden room amongst all my luggage. Yesterday tea and supper with her, Ma and her aunt at various times and … Continue reading

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May 14th 1944 – St Ives


A week of sunbathing. Denise tells me she is having fun at my expense, roughly, and departs to a house she has got. Ma and I organise and put on a party last night with a firkin of Bass which … Continue reading

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May 12th 1944 – St Ives


Who thought of sunbathing in England! I go and drink whisky with Jim and Sue Fraser (Commandoes), stay to dinner and we go up to Tregenna. Meet Co. Warfield and we get in a sort of party, but containing nothing … Continue reading

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May 11th 1944


I reckon I am being played for a sucker, but I must learn somewhere. Yesterday I go to a beer party at 9pm with the Sandons but beer not too good. We play poker dice and I clean up a … Continue reading

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May 9th 1944 – St Ives


This Denise dame invites me out on the sands and we sunbathe and have tea. That is eat it, as there is no liquid. I proclaim that I am fireproof and she sets to work, and we have quite a … Continue reading

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May 7th 1944


Both operation orders 2 and 3 fail and I have to give up the struggle and see what God will provide. Sunday we go to the American’s tea (175 Regiment) where is fruit salad and ice cream and chocolate sauce, … Continue reading

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