watching Liverpool v Chelsea we had a family gathering at home.
Sunday. Said Good-bye to all the Church folks in the morning and all our own folks at 4 o’clock and went with Harold and Mr. Hill via Seacombe to Lime Street were there was a huge crowd to see the 6th off.
Ben, Stan and Cpl. Beeston were in carriage and the journey to Canterbury seemed short. Mr. [and] Mrs. Colbran were waiting for us with a good supper all ready.
Monday. New equipment issued. Splendid stuff. Inspected in afternoon. Pictures with Garnie, Stan, Ben and Robbie at night.
Tuesday. Our eyes are set on France. We expect orders any day. All our kit has been carefully examined and we are having an easy time, and few route marches. Garnie is billeted up Wincheap, not very far away. On ration party to-day and went to town with Garnie at night.
New equipment issued.