Saturday May 17th
Cleaned up hut. Got our rifles covered in grease. Posted 4 letters Mum, Marg and Mrs Wootton.
German plane flew over camp at night. No bombs.
Sunday May 18th
Fatigues in Officers Mess all day. Blowing hard, sand over all clothes.
Canteen opened for 2 hours at night. No lights at night. Got to bed early.
Monday May 19th
Revielle 5AM each day now. T.O.E.T (test of elementary training) on desert outside camp. Terribly hot. Blowing hard all day. Sand everywhere.
Tuesday May 20th
Routine march in morning. 6.30AM-10.00
Hottest day ever experienced, temperature 119F in shade, 127F in sun. Very hot. Canteen opened for a while.
Wednesday May 21st
Did picquet around camp for quarantine Got our first ammunition given to us. At night searchlights had practice in picking up on aeroplane. When spotted search lights all converge looking like a star with plane as centre point. Great sight to watch about 15 lights.
Thursday May 22nd
Got shifted into different companies. Most of No1 platoon. B Coy separated. Lucky got with G A Smith, No5 Platoon F Coy. Most straight in rest of platoon. Still in quarantine. Got letter from Keith.
Friday May 23rd
Went on routine march in morning. Saw Jack Parker. Did not see me. Weather very hot. 118F in shade. 126F in sun.