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JUNE 1947
Please note due to missing bits of pages some lines & words are not complete. Where we have tried to guess the missing parts (or to explain an entry) they are enclosed in [ ] square brackets.
1st Sunday
FINE HOT GOT UP 11.00 WENT INTO WELLINGTON WITH KEN MET HIM THERE YESTERDAY WENT TO THE PICTURES SAW (WHAT'S THE SPRITE ALSO THE WEIRDWO..

2nd Monday
HOT SQUARE BASHING ALL DAY HAD TO STAY IN BARRACKS AT NIGHT BLANCOEING AND CLEANING EQUIPMENT THIS IS THE FIRST FEELS LIKE WE HAVE BEEN HERE A MONTH ALREADY.

3rd Tuesday
HOT & STUFFY ALL DAY OFF DRILL TO CLEAN UP THE HUT FOR INSPECTION WROTE A LETTER TO SIS AT NIGHT PAINTED THE BED. KEN BLANCOING HIS KIT OUR HUT TO BE SAMPLE HUT TO-MORROW.

4th Wednesday
FINE HOT ALL DAY THE BIG-WIG CAME AROUND ON THE BREN GUN & FOOT-DRILL WENT FOR A SWIM IN THE CANAL AT NIGHT. ROTTEN SUPPER AT NIGHT IN BED AT 11.00.

5th Thursday
RAIN AND CHILLY DURING THE DAY HAD TUITION TODAY ON BREN & RIFLE GOT PAID 12/- WENT TO THE GARRISON THEATRE SAW (THE ARDEN SINGERS A PLAY GOOD)PLAYING HOCKEY IN AFTERNOON. COLD.

6th Friday
RAINING MOST OF THE DAY DRILL IN THE MORNING AND FIRE ORDER'S, ZERO'ED OUR RIFLES IN THE AFTER-NOON STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO CLEAN OUR KIT FOR TO-MORROW MORNING'S PARADE.

7th Saturday
RAIN IN THE MORNING FAIR LATER ON INSPECTION ??? SAW KEN OFF AT WELLINGTON AT 1.45 WENT TO PICTURES SAW (ODD MAN OUT, THREE IN A FAMILY & MR. ACE) OK WROTE LETTER TO SIS SENT TWO POST-CARDS . IN CAMP 9.20.

8th Sunday
FAIR & RAIN LATER. GOT UP FOR BREAKFAST WASHED SOME CLOTHES WENT INTO WELLINGTON WITH TAFFY & THE OTHERS. SAW THE AFFAIRS OF UNCLE HARR.. & THE ANDREW SISTERS.

9th Monday (out of order)
FAIR ALL DAY PT & DRILL DURING THE MORNING ON THE RANGE IN THE AFTER-NOON STAYED IN AT NIGHT SCRUBBING OUR WEBBING GOT OFF DUTY HAD DRILL AT 5.00 WITH A LT. COL. OF THE S.W.B.

10th Tuesday
VERY HOT ON THE RIFLE RANGE IN THE MORNING PT & DRILL IN THE AFTERNOON. WENT FOR A SWIM WITH YORKE AND RON. COE AT NIGHT WENT TO G-LINES NAFFI, IN BED AT 11.00.

11th Wednesday
VERY HOT WENT OUT ON FEILD-CRAFT ALONG THE CANAL WITH A & B PLATOON. WENT ON THE RANGE, WITH THE BREN BLANCOED KIT AT NIGHT. KEN STILL IN CERS GOT TO BED 11.30.

12th Thursday
FAIR WARM GOT TIME OFF UNTIL 10.00 FOR BLANCO'ING FIXING WIRE UP AROUND THE BACK OF THE 30 YD RANGE SAME ALL NOON UNTIL 4.00 GOT PAID 12/- STAYED IN AT NIGHT TO CLEAR UP SOME OF THE KIT, TAFFY & JOCK OUT.

13th Friday
COOL HAD THE P.A.A.T? [ Predicted Range Against Target ] FIRST THING WENT DOWN TO THE 30 YD RANGE TO FIRE THE STEN BUT NEVER FIRED IT CARRYING AMMO AROUND AT AFTERNOON. AFTER. P.T. DRILL AT NIGHT.

14th Saturday
RAIN HAD AN INSPECTION OF BLANCO, PADSRE'S HOUR, WENT TO THE DEPOT POST-OFFICE WITH-DREW £1 FOR FARE GOT AWAY 12.00 GOT THE 12.35 OUT. GOT IN LIVERPOOL 3.00 WENT OUT TO THE CON CAPITOL WITH SIS SAW (DANGEROUS BUSNESS) GOT SOME CHIPS TO TAKE HOME ALSO (PUT A ... A STAR) OK
14 Memo SIXTAPAY?
[ 1.Blanco was applied using water to make a paste, which was in turn applied liberally to the dismantled webbing. This dried hardening and dying the webbing. 2.All British Army units in the United Kingdom have an obligatory, weekly religious instruction period, called the Padre's Hour. ]

15th Sunday
RAINING UNTIL 7.00 GOT UP LATE 12.00 WENT TO LOOK OVER BUTE HOUSE WITH SIS VERA & JUNE SIS & VERA CAME AS FAR? AS 7a? ROCK FERRY WITH ME.... ....

16th Monday (out of order)
FAIR RAIN WENT UP TO THE OPEN RANGE ON THE WREXKIN IN THE BUTTS [ target range ] AT FIRST. ON BIG REHEARSAL AT NIGHT. BONING BEST BOOTS [ Blacking Boots ] BROKE MY WATCH WENT FOR SUPPER 10.00 IN BED AT 11.00.

17th Tuesday
FINE UP ON THE 300 YD RANGE AGAIN TO-DAY SCORED 49.100 2ND CLASS FIN FIRING 2.30 GOT READY FOR THE DRILL MARCH PAST WITH THE BAND STAYED IN AT NIGHT HAD A SHOWER.

18th Wednesday
FAIR RAIN IN THE MORNING IN THE BUTTS [ target range ] UNTIL ABOUT 12.30 THEN FIRED THE BREN FIRED ON WRONG TARGET UQ ON IT, HAD A HAIRCUT AFTER THE BIG PARADE SEWING FLASH ON AT NIGHT, IRONING
Memo
JACK OWES ME 1/3 HE HAD FOR CIGS TUESDAY EVENING.

19th Thursday
FAIR RAIN AT NIGHT WENT UP TO ST GEORGE'S THREW 2 GRENADES & FIRING THE STEN SCORED 24 ( BIG PARADE DO) AT NIGHT. LAST NIGHT TODAY THANK GOD, CB AT NIGHT PRESSING PANTS HAD A SHOWER.

20th Friday
Fair Rain later its a great DAY TODAY GOING BACK TO TIPTON AT 4.30 TAKEN OFF THE BIG PARADE AT LAST MINUTE GOT BACK TO TIPTON AT 5.30 GOT A PASS UNTIL MONDAY MORN.

21st Saturday
FAIR GOT UP AT 11.00 WENT DOWN TOWN GOT A WATCH £4.11s.4p. MET JACK AT OWEN OWEN'S WENT OUT TO GATEACRE WITH HER & SIS GOT BACK AT 11.30 HAD A GOOD-TIME TO-DAY.

22nd Sunday
FINE GOT UP 12.00 WENT OUT TO HALEWOOD TO JANE'S GRAVE WITH SIS & VERA GOT BACK 7.00 PM. GOT THE 11.?? OUT OF EDGE HILL.

23rd Monday
FAIR GOT INTO PRINCE'S END 5.45. IN CAMP 6.00 AM. CLEARING UP THE TILLY GARAGE CARTING JUNK WITH THE LISTER AUTO-TRUCK [ type of folk lift ? ] ON GUARD AT NIGHT. PLAYING TENNIS WITH JOCK.

24th Tuesday (Midsummer)
FAIR LATER RAINING SLIGHT NOT MUCH TO DO JUST MUCKING ABOUT IN THE CAMP. SHOULD GET THE TILLY BACK SOON FROM PERRY & MORTON BACK-GROUP. PLAYING TENNIS & CRICKET AT NIGHT.

25th Wednesday
FAIR ALL DAY TILLY NOT BACK YET HELPING WITH THE TYRES TOOK MAIL TO PRINCE'S END. WENT OUT TO TIPTON AT NIGHT. SAW DANGEROUS PASSAGE & A WELL GROOMED BRIDE OK. IN BED 12.00.
utility vehicle known as tilleys click for more
Memo
FRED GREEN
12 DUCIE RD
FISH PONDS
[STA]PLE HILL
BRISTOL.

26th Thursday
FAIR WENT TO WELLINGTON TO GET THE OLD TILLY GOT BACK ABOUT 3.30 WENT FOR THE WASHING BUT IT WASN'T READY. ON GUARD AT NIGHT.

27th Friday
RAIN WENT FOR CAKES FIRST JOB THEN TO WALSALL FOR BOOTS. OILED & GREASED THE STEERING TOOK THE OLD MAN TO TIPTON LABOUR EXCHANGE(?) HAD A FIRE PRACTICE STAYED IN AT NIGHT.

28th Saturday
FINE WENT TO LICHFIELD FOR THE RATIONS GOT BACK ABOUT 12.00. WENT TO THE PICTURES IN TIPTON SAW (A NIGHTMARE) NOT BAD GOT BACK 9.30 TOOK JOCK & HARRY WILLIAMS TO THE DOGS.

29th Sunday
FAIR GOT UP ABOUT 12.00 BROUGHT YORKE UP FROM THE DRILL HALL WENT TO DUDLEY PLAZA WITH LOFTY WILLIAMS SAW (MIDNIGHT MENACE) IN CA...

30th Monday
FAIR SOME SHOWERS WENT TO CHILWELL WITH THE OLD MAN GOT THERE ABOUT 1.00 PM. LEFT THERE 5.45, WE MET CAPT WELLAR THERE GOT BACK TO CAMP 7.30, GOT SOME CHIPS, RANG UP BELLA NOLAN.


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