Thursday, 18 August 2011
Wednesday, 17 August 2011
Presented medals to two men of the Inniskillings and 2 men of bde hd qrs at 9.30am. Delivered a short oration to the battn, Dined with the SWB and went on afterwards to see the 4th Divn follies; it was the best show I have seen for years; all 6 men were 1st class professionals with very fine voices.
Handress Lloyd, Raikes. Ross and I went over to inspect the 2nd Army School at Wyske starting at 930am. We lunched at St Omer & found all the shops shut as it was a saints day. We came back through Hazelbruck stopping at Poperinghe where we had tea in the 29th Divn cinema theatre & watched the ‘movies’. Dined with McBrien at the 3rd Canadian Divn Hd Qrs. Webber, Ironside & Panet were there.
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Went to divn hd qrs at 4pm to meet the King. Brigadiers & Staffs of the 4th & 29th Divn were there. Everyone was introduced to him, he stayed to tea and cleared off at 4.45. The Prince of Wales was with him. They had an intense bombardment this morning for his benefit on the trenches in front of the Canadians. He is staying at Cassel, which is at the moment (on that account) a prohibited area for all aeroplanes. Yesterday morning one of ours flew over the place and was fired at furiously by every gun we’ve got; the officer was put under arrest when he landed.