Category Archives: 1944/07

July 31st 1944


Another wire that she cannot make Edinburgh before Friday, and I ring up Mhairi and contract to visit Crail tomorrow if she can find me accommodation – so that will be that – and what do I do with my … Continue reading

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July 29th 1944


I am given seven days leave so wire Mhairi to meet me in Edinburgh. She says she can manage it at 12.30 on Thursday, then they cancel it and extend the course by a couple of weeks, and then give … Continue reading

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July 26th 1944


The rain stops and the enemy turns up and we sit in a wood and consume beer, amongst other things. Due to one or two technical hitches the Papist plot functions again, not particularly satisfactorily either. We ride home in … Continue reading

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July 25th 1944


I make a recce from the air and then one on a bicycle. I organise some beer from the Mess, I brief myself and have everything on the top line, and all depends on how the enemy will fight – … Continue reading

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July 24th 1944


I polish off the night flying and go to the gunnery flight. I also go to town to see Elaine but she is a bit upstage as a certain Norwegian sergeant pilot has undone all my good work whilst I … Continue reading

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July 17th 1944


I do five landings by myself, more or less satisfactorily, and then get the next night off. So I ring up Elaine but she sounds dubious having a date with the Norwegian sergeant pilots, two of them, who have been … Continue reading

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July 14th 1944 – Market Drayton


I go night flying again and do two solo circuits until 5am when it is getting light. Yesterday I go beacon bashing up to Hooton Park and I then drive straight into the ground. I get a bad attack of … Continue reading

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