Item 08: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 January-28 April 1917 - Page 22

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Wed 7th
At 9 oclock this morning heavy artillery were firing from the Wadi El Arish when the Anti Air Craft guns opened up rapid fire at a Taube that appeared coming in at a great height between us & the sun the guns gave us a good exhibition of shooting at long range & the Taube made off followed by a couple of our planes who rose at sight of the enemy;

Otherwise had a quiet day & pulled down our "bivy" this afternoon; There are plenty of clouds in the sky tonight & no danger of Taubes; Heard today that my application for a Commission went throught to Division without a hitch & should have had it a couple of days later when it fell void through Sutherland returning;

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