Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Monday 5th June 1939

Reveille 6. Roll-call 6:30. Unpopular George Embleton. He’s a little too self-centred and bombastic. (“Blimey,” – looking proudly at his arms – “Soon I’ll be striped like a tiger!”).

First “Scheme” Had about seven men in my lorry – M1 - I being senior. Inexperience and gaucherie. I’m supposed to know the work of all the Command Post signallers, not just my own. Ling an ideal second-in-command. Quietly does his own job but does not try to “take over” the leadership. Worry-guts Cracknell on fire piquet. Slept in his overalls tonight, ready for action!

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