July 24 & 25, 1943 – Happy 45th Birthday
July 24: Called out today, but nothing happened. Mike and I had lovely bath in a big cistern tonight. No news.
July 25: Bruce Trotter has just brought his Squadron in to relieve Bob Donaby and will be living here with me under my tree. Have just received a very severe reprimand from Mike for wearing socks with holes in them. The Col., Grant Elliott, Fred Ritchie and I are living under the same row of trees. Am going out on a recce in a few minutes. Many happy returns to myself on my 45th birthday.