Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 52
The Brigade is doing its practice of bomb throwing & rifle shooting. We used our new high velocity rifles. I don't like them as well as the old ones. On the 15th I went over to Rafa, 3 of us went through the dump there & got all B Sqdn belongings we could find. Everything was scattered over a about ¼ acre of ground, shirts, sox & all sorts of gear & equipment. Got paid. More men went on leave, only 2 from our Squadron. There is practically nothing to do here & it is hard to know what to do with myself except reado, smoke & play cards.
Some NCOs 2 per Sqdn are to go the Moascar soon to the Training Sqdn & it ought to be a good change. It will probably be for 3 months. We will relieve some of the NCOs who will come out into our places. There have been a few promotions this week. Sgt Major Weir & Sgt Evans were promoted 2nd Lieuts & Sgt Sheridan was made Sgt Major C Sqdn. Was detailed to proceed to Moascar this afternoon (18th) 2 from each Squadron