Category Archives: 2 Squadron I.A.F.

September 17th 1943


I seem to get slightly pixilated on too much “Parry’s” gin, and the next day Bill and Dick Evans come in to see me. We sink 3/4 bottle of my best Canadian Club and then have dinner. The regiment is … Continue reading

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September 14th 1943


Bill Robinson comes to see me in hospital and we have a few drinks. He is shortly moving out with his battalion to train in another ‘Wingate’ job of some sort. Yesterday I am discharged from hospital though still with … Continue reading

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September 6th 1943


Still going strong, and I get a touch of malaria yesterday. I do not disclose it as that would mean another three weeks here and I should lose my acting squadron leader position – so I just take ten grains … Continue reading

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September 3rd 1943


I go across to the Sappers and Miners Mess for a few drinks, stay to dinner, and then remain on to compete with the jackals at singing. The next day drive over to Bangalore to see the Ear, Nose and … Continue reading

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August 25th 1943


On an exercise at Kolar again. One day in the Mess Chapman and I get boiled vegetables only for lunch. We then find that Nazir Ullahas said they won’t pay for British food for tiffin. I ask him about this … Continue reading

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August 15th 1943


The worst has happened – Arjan Singh’s posting cancelled and mine suspended. Presumably until they find someone to take over from me – and they won’t easily, either. “1000 bomber Baldwin” probably said something in Delhi and I shall get … Continue reading

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August 11th 1943


I go flying with a cold – I go to 8000′ and then dive down gently to earth getting the most fearful pains across my forehead and blockages in my left ear. I rush off to the Doc on landing. … Continue reading

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