May 7 & 9, 1943
May 7: All week we have been reboarding the entire Regiment. What a job – 60-70 men per day, on top of all our other routine work, certainly makes a full day. I still can’t exactly remember the name of this place – I believe it is Langholm, or something like that. Famous Mess meeting last night – St. George’s Mess dinner tomorrow night. WE haven’t had any entertainment for so long – we are just crazy about it.
May 9: Mess dinner last night – everybody present. A lovely lunch, then everybody sat round in the lounge until quite late. Only seven of the same men who were with us at the first St. George’s dinner were present tonight. Johnnie Cross, Tom Ward and Jack McKinly Kee, struck off strength today. Had a long talk with John this afternoon, he is being sent back to Canada I believe. Had a wire from John Begg a couple of days ago. It is colder than the devil here today. The reboard still goes. on.