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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Monday April 7th & Tuesday April 8th 1941


Click here for diary entry for Sunday April 6 1941

Monday April 7th 1941

2nd Day

Rained all morning.  Troops came right through the morning.  Great crowd down to see us away.  Rangitieri and Taranaki gave us a great send off.  Nieuw Amsterdam pulled out at 12.15am.  Mauretania left 15 minutes later.  Stayed in stream for hours.

Left later with 3 escorts :-

Hobart, Canberra, Achilles

Tuesday April 8th 1941

3rd Day

Had a rough night most of the boys are rather sick.  Was put on guard duty for 8 hours.  Can pick up the escorts quite easily.   Nieuw Amsterdam on our port side.  3 escorts right in front of us.

Put clock back one hour.  Boys are rather quiet – thinking about when next with they see New Zealand.

Click here for diary entry for Wednesday April 9th & Thursday April 10th


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Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.

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