May 2 & 3, 1943
May 2: 6:30 a.m. up, dressed, shaved –everything packed up in readiness to throw on the Carrier when it comes. The room certainly looks bare and uninviting. We entrain at 9 a.m. and pull out at 10 a.m. We have been on the south coast for sixteen months, so are glad to be getting away to another part of the country – especially Scotland.
May 3: Arrived in this little camp just north of Solway Firth in Scotland at 5:30 a.m. today after a more or less tedious trip from Worthing. Was greatly amused at the leaning Church tower in Chesterfield. This little camp is in a hollow with quite high hills all around it. It is positively filthy. Stoney Richardson becomes O.C. H.Q. Squadron and Pim Watkings 2ic tonight. Tom Ward is gone and I guess Johnnie Cross will be going back soon. Bob Taylor is now O.C. “B” Squadron.