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RAF Methwold, near Thetford, Norfolk

Parade - Inspection

Denims - Trousers worn when sloppy work was being done, in order to save battle dress trousers from being soiled

Marsden - Johnston’s wireless operator

Tin hats - Helmets used by the British army, and issued to their aircrews
April 1, 1944 (Saturday)

Up early this morning and a wild rush getting breakfast in time to get out on parade.

Didn’t do much all morning but got our denims and boots. Terrific great boots with about a pound of nails in each one! I put two pairs wool socks on for a march, which we did in the afternoon and the feet were OK after.

Marsden did come in late last night so all was well. Did an eight mile march in the afternoon – tin hats and everything – what a rough looking crew we all were!

Had a shoot in the middle of it then back home. Unpacked and had supper then came back and wrote to Mom (12 pages).

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