Item 01: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 August 1914 - 20 March 1915 - Page 46
24 – 25 Nov
sea is like glass & not a ripple on it. I had no idea that it could be so calm before. Morse signalling afternoon. Idleboy was shifted from D troop up to B troop.
On the bridge from 4 till 8 AM & could not get a cup of tea coming on duty.
dropped anchor at Aden at 7 A.M. It is a pretty sight, the harbor filled with ships. The Naru-Maru came into the harbor & an English cruiser that was here came out on watch. there are two troop ships here that are strangers to us
at dinner time Thomlinson (a [indecipherable]) asked me to go on the boat deck with him & give him some practice with the flags; we were only there about 15 minutes when when an officer came along & ordered us down & as soon as we got down the S.M. took our flag from us; I reckon they can't be very anxious for us to become