Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 114

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Sun 12th
Jimmy Leask went to Bir-El-Abd today to see Jim Traill & found he had just received a Commission in the Camel Corps. An enemy 'plane came over again today flying very high; 12 of our Aeroplane left here yesterday morning & Bar [?] Sheba received the full benefit of the bombs they took out, the aeronauts profess to have made a mess of the enemy aerodromes there; McLaughlin (commonly known as Gin Gin) is batman & groom to Jack Wright (RMS) & keeps us well amused at meal times being one of the hardest doers I have yet met & any arguments that crop up during the day is settled after tea with the gloves

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