Friday, 20 May 2011
Personal Diary Entry: 20th May 1916
Breaking up day of the Army School at Flexicourt. Fuller, Gee and I went over in a car. Perfect weather. The usual crowd from all parts of the country. Napper Tandy, Armitage, Luckock, Hugo Headlam, Roger Brand and many other people including General Paris, Naval Division and Sketchley who have just arrived in the country, also Dowell, now a Brigadier.
They gave us a very good lunch. After lunch we went on to the trench mortar school at Valereux, where we had a small demonstration as to the utility of trench mortars. It was not convincing as De Lisle upset their set scheme and made them do it more under service conditions. Bayley and Fuller came back to tea, and we found the Divn band playing in our chateau garden.