Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 125

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Fri 30th
Everyone in camp is getting work finding Outposts etc. while the troops are on the jaunt & most of the men are on Outpost duty every night besides doing fatigues during the day; We received a message this afternoon to "stand to our horses" by 'phone as a Taube had been reported & a few minutes later our battleplane accompanied by a scout was over us. it is marvellous how soon after an alarm the planes are scouting over us, but no enemy planes came our way today;

Alf James of the YMCA is trying to start boxing tournaments going for the Championship of the Brigade & there should be some good exhibitions as some very decent boxers are among the troops here
the 6th & 7th L.H. Regts have been out here a few days now they relieved the New Zealanders

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