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March 27, 1916 Monday

Revielle at 5.15

76 wks from home

Same old caper, men & horses went out to the palm grove where I rode out at lunch time, had a swim then turned the bike for home arriving there a quarter of an hour later to find all the boys asleep.

Telegrams came through from the CO saying that he had received command of C Troop only under McColl so I guess E.W.D. will have something to say to that.

This troop is going to be commanded by a Lance Corp of the 2nd Sig Troop so I think the troop will not benefit by the change, but I guess we will get our own way as usual if not there's likely to be a misunderstanding somewhere.

Played Australias National game for a couple of hours then went to bunk at 10.

March 28, 1916 Tuesday

Revielle as per usual

Same old caper exercising horses & taking out stuff to the boys & taking things easy whilst there, the only thing of importance is that a flea plague has visited us & the boys are bitten to bits, they are of the tick family & can be caught easily.

Motoring today was a brute as the thero registered 115° in the shade & we are nearly blistering with the heat.

Aeroplanes over today but they never landed so we heard no news. Freddy met with an accident whilst watering his horse, she pig rooted & threw him against a tree injuring his chest slightly but nothing serious.

Fly's getting as bad as last year & they give the horses what:oh, nevertheless they keep your thoughts occupied, played cards at night & turned in at 10.

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