March 9 – 27, 1944
March 9 – Up early and formed up in convoy with 2 CCS – 3rd CCS – Fld Hygiene Section, Dental Co. and our own 6th FDS. Proceeded south about ten miles below East Grinstead and formed up on road at 9:30. Inspected by the King; then drove back home. It was very cold and we were nearly frozen. Am just ready now to go over to the men’s dance in their quarters.
March 11 – Went into London early today – got a lot of odd jobs done and had lunch with Freddie Jenner. Saw Cal Johnson at CMHQ. In the evening caught a train to Lewes and had my car pick me up there. Freddie is going to spend the weekend with me.
March 12 – Sunday. Ronny Place and I drove in jeep down to CCS and picked up Freddie and brought him home. In the afternoon, Rus. Noble, Jack Medic, Molly Hunt, Jean Black and Peggy (somebody) dropped around. Stayed for lunch then caught a train back to London. Freddie stayed the night with me.
March 13 – Drove Freddie to early morning train then went to work. A new Dentist – Capt. Lindsay arrived today.
March 15 – Maj. McKellar arrived back from leave. He leaves on Saturday for 2nd CCS. Capt. Carson is supposed to arrive here on Saturday. Was at Corps yesterday and arranged to move to 5 miles north of Lewes on Monday, March 27th. Attended an Ensa show tonight. Not very good.
March 16 – Had a letter from Ralph today – he is on his way to England. Will try my best to claim him or at least attach him.
March 17 – Saturday afternoon, have just had a real house keeping. Three years ago tonight we left Calgary.
March 19 – Capt. CArson from 2nd CCS joined us today. This makes our Officer slate complete.
March 20 – Spent the forenoon at Corps HQ or rather 2nd Corps HQ and have two meetings there again tomorrow. On Wednesday I speak to the 17th Light Field Ambulance.
March 21 – Meeting at Bde HQ or rather 2nd Corps HQ – A&I. Followed by a medical meeting. Everything seems to be coming along OK, but there is certainly lots of work to be done. May go on leave to Scotland on the 2nd of April. I feel that I could certainly use a leave right now.
March 22 – Went over to Reigate and gave a lecture to 17th Light Field Ambulance. Spent a very pleasant evening there. Timmy Cameron’s brother-in-law is there. Had my first letter from home address to my present Unit. We are very busy getting everything in shape for our move out under canvas on Monday. The boys are having their farewell dance tonight.
March 25 – Practically everything packed up in readiness for the move to Flashett Park north of Lewes on Monday morning. We will be under canvas then for the remainder of the our stay in England. Very heavy air raid last night on London. All the planes coming in, come over us and the London barrage is plainly visible from here.
March 26 – Sunday, what a beautiful day. Everything is packed ready for the move in the morning. We had a glorious sun bath today.
March 27 – We left Apsley house just north of East Grinstead and travelling south to 3 miles south of Rickville and 5 miles north of Lewes. Pitched canvas in Plaskett Park – the boys did a wonderful job – believe me, I was proud of them.