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February 1917
a speech & both of them have a way of striking the right 'note' with the boys.

Febry 10th
The day was cloudy & cool. The Squadron did an hours exercise in the morning. We got tents & pitched them in the afternoon. The 1st Brigade marched through on their way back to Bayoud & Mageibra. I saw Douglas Cooper & had a yarn with him for about an hour

Febry 11th
"B" Squadron was duty squadron for the Brigade. The duty squadron finds the patrols, camel escorts & pumping fatigues. "B" Troop found 19 other ranks to El Arish on camel escort. There was a lot of aerial activity on our part during the day, but don't know whether they were out on duty or pleasure. Wrote several letters in the afternoon & have got my correspondence about squared up. We got our colours issued green & red [sketch of patch] are our regimental colours. A thunderstorm worked up at night. I took over orderly sergeant for a week. Several tents got blown down at night & we also had some rain.

Febry 12th
B Squadron was duty squadron for the Regiments. There was a lot of

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