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RAF Bomber Command, 115 Squadron at Witchford, near Ely

Big party in the mess tonight - This may have been to celebrate that Muir had been cleared of charges against him in a court martial case that day – after about a month being grounded pending this trial, Muir participated in the mission the next night to L’Isle Adam

Op - Operational mission

Scrubbed - Planned flights were cancelled

Blueform - A blue coloured combination airmail letter and envelope, developed during the war specifically for use to or from military personnel based overseas

Barb - Johnston’s girlfriend in Ontario

Timms - Pilot and friend who trained with Johnston, and was later posted to 514 Squadron at Waterbeach

Waterbeach - Home base of 514 Squadron, near Cambridge

Trips - Bombing missions
August 2, 1944 (Wednesday)

Had a big party in the mess tonight. Had an op scheduled for after dinner but it was scrubbed because of weather – so the “joy was unrefined”.

Got two blueforms from Mom and a letter from Barb (written July 22) with some snaps in it of the wedding and of herself. Very nice pictures too!

Had a very poor time at the party as usual – good food though and I stuffed myself. Saw Timms and he’s a flight commander at Waterbeach with about twenty trips in. We had a bit of a talk.

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