Sunday March 8th
No 8 & 9 platoons out on manoeuvres with Bren ???. Enemy planes over all day ack-ack kept them high. Returned to camp at 4.30pm. Played cards during evening. Tobruk still getting hell. Speaking to a Free French – was at Tobruk on Saturday – oil tanker sunk – another wreck in harbour.
Monday March 9th
Another sunny day. Free morning. Continued digging on slit trenches & weapon pits. Many enemy planes overhead during day. Shrapnel from ack-ack landing around positions.
Tuesday March 10th
Filling sand bags for weapon pits. Afternoon went in car to well for washing water – situated by El Adem drome. Planes again over at intervals.
Wednesday March 11th
Still on the usual filling sand bags & lining weapon pits. Washed all dirty clothes and had a bath. In afternoon on wriring ??? & double apron fence. Area becoming one mass of barb wire.
Thursday March 12th
Continued on slit trenches. Much air activity and ack-ack. Four unknown planes brought down in dog-fight. All crashed over horizon.
Friday March 13th
Small routine march in morning. Sand bagging trenches. Weather very warm. Flies coming around.