and we were all very glad for he’s a good chap and a good officer and instead of formally returning a salute would say “Good morning Raws or Good morning Austin”. For we knew him in Liverpool and were in his section when he was a L/C Corporal awaiting his commission. We heard that the scare the previous day was due to a naval engagement off the East Coast and if the Germans had got through we should have had to go and turn them back. Easy job for the 6th!
In the afternoon I was inoculated – a painless operation. Received a parcel from Mother containing Galantine, shrimps and socks. The former proved a very acceptable addition to our larder. Shoulder a bit stiff after inoculation next day. Orders came that we had to turn out on parade but as we were entitled to 48 hours rest
Received a parcel from Mother