Category Archives: 1944/12

December 28th 1944


One or two parties. Christmas dinner with the Langdale-Jones in the “High and Dry” Hotel, followed by a pontoon and whisky party in Bobby Brain’s flat run by Vera Clayton. I cook the scores afterwards and escape paying up about … Continue reading

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December 20th 1944


Bud Loveless and I take two batwomen (?), Betty and Pat respectively, out to Andover for beer and then walk home to the Waaf dance, but no score on either side. Scott, self, Raynor, Johnson, George and Robinson are posted … Continue reading

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December 19th 1944


I fly again over Stonehenge and do a few shoots on Larkhill ranges quite successfully with 25lb-ers and 4.5″ guns. I go to the “Square Club” with a gang and then to a local dance at the drill hall in … Continue reading

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December 16th 1944


I wander out to Shepheard’s on the Monday and meet Greenaway again and then to the Brevet Club and back to bed. I wake next morning with quite a hangover, which is dispelled when I have a few gins and … Continue reading

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December 11th 1944


I manage to fail my decompression test and so get five days leave before going to Andover on the 13th. I say farewell to the Pauls again, having tried unsuccessfully to get Barbara to come to town with me. I … Continue reading

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December 7th 1944


I go to a dance at the local Drill Hall which is pretty dead, though I dance with some dame Jean Wallace and her sister Renee. They then take me home for some food and cross examine me on India. … Continue reading

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December 4th 1944


I get a wire from Hawarden to report on the 4th, so I ring up and find that I must go for a decompression test, however much I protest. So that’s that, and I only hope I can fail it. … Continue reading

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