Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 103

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Tue 13th
This morning an aeroplane Sgd visited the Turks & it is reported they bombed the Turkish aerodrome; One of our planes also gave us a small scare as she was coming from towards Kantara flying exceptionally high. when right above she commenced some fancy tumbling acts & then drop straight down a few hundred feet regain its equilibrium & start some fresh antics; Everyone agreed that it must have been Samson in his war-plane, & we received word later during the day saying it was him; He has a steel rammer on the front of his machine & boasts he will bring down the first enemy plane he sees;

The 3rd L.H.Regt came across a Turkish patrol of 7 men on camels last Sunday & managed to wound two camels & men & brought them in; One of the Turks had his arm amputated today as it was shattered. The other was wounded rather badly through the leg

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