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Saturday April 3
Weather cleared during morning. During hut inspection lost _____ . Days getting rather monotonous but cannont definitely make up mind about extended leave. Received note from Jim (Wootton) – still camped outside Meena.
Sunday April 4
Bad weather returned again – worse sand storm since arriving here – several of the tents & walls blown down. Cleared gradually towards late afternoon. Received first mail (5 letters) from NZ for over five weeks. Began writing to Marg (his girlfriend) during evening.
Monday April 5
While on guard duty early morning VAD’s (Voluntary Aid Detachment) Mess tent caught fire – disappeared within a few minutes. Spent morning cleaning tent after previous sandstorm. Afternoon read. Night off. Played house then continued writing.
Tuesday April 6
Day 731 – Beginning of 3rd year
Arose this morning for breakfast – first time in a week – then returned to bed. Roy Sutton came in at 8 o’clock – leaving for rest house at Alex. In afternoon received No 34 parcel containing biscuits. Did not play housey tonight as saving for leave so continued writing. During night drizzled a little.
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