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Saturday 23 June 1917

Please post me a well bound Pocket book like this for DIARY. This will last till end of September only. Not far from here is a flat piece of couch grassed land, a pretty spot surrounded by Fig Trees etc.:- at present an Aerodrome no doubt some day a Race Course or Polo ground – here are all sorts of planes DE HAVILANDS, Bristol Monoplanes, Vickers [indecipherable] Martinsides etc: an alarm was given & the way the machines came out was like upsetting a Beehive. At last the Tables were turning. Our machines chased the HUN home. Stanley Braim is back in Cairo trying again for his commission so I did not see him. KEITH URQUHART I think is there, Rutledge has gone to England.

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