later. First parade 10.30, 6 mile route march on the Chartham Low Road and back to dinner at 12. The deficiency in the dinner allowance was made up by Mrs. C. and we arranged to pay her 2/6 each week extra. We had some very tiring squad drill under Cpt. Bob Hall whom I thought a rotter then but altered my opinion afterwards. We got paid that afternoon and drawing 23/- which covered some arrears and kit money Stan and I bought some extras and celebrated the occasion at No. 14 with our very good friends who we were getting to like very much.
Oct. 31st Saturday.
Parades 9.15 and 2.15.
Succeeded in gathering my mess tin full of mushrooms when we were resting between the drills in the morning and they made a nice stew for the two of us for tea. Stan and I walked down town afterwards with the idea
Filled my mess tin full of mushrooms