July 13, 1942
8 a.m. We are all up – breakfasted, shaved and we are packed up – tents down etc. The Carrier loads on T.L.C. at 11 a.m. to sail for Newhaven tonight. The wheeled vehicles move at 2 p.m. We are returning to Seaford and everyone is very excited. 11:30 a.m. we are loaded on T.L.C. 307 – three HQ Tanks, or rather four, two T.C.P.s, Rutledge, Furman and I. There is no cover on our part of the T.L.C. At 8:30 p.m. we pull into Solent, headed for Newhaven. The sea is rough, there are sixteen T.L.C. and several escorted vessels. Arrive outside Newhaven Harbour at 5 a.m. and lie there until about 11:30 when we pull in and unload. Arrive back in our old billets in Seaford around 1 p.m. Find that Cal and Ralph have arrived in Rex about midnight the night before. Our arrival is on the 14th of July.