Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 74
football. They are encouraging it as much as possible to get us in good condition. At night I went over to the 5th LH to see Williamson & Crawford.
Quiet day. Very dusty & windy. B Squadron was Brigade duty Squadron.
Reveille at 4. Breakfast at 4.30. The Regt went out early to practice an attack. There was heavy gun & rifle fire just before daybreak. Lasted about ½ an hour. There are some new aeroplanes at the aerodrome alongside our camp & we see some good exhibitions of flying looping the loop etc.
Genl Allenby inspected the camp. We had another game of football in the afternoon. Wasn't feeling very energetic after the game was over.
The Regt was on the range today. We had it very dusty & windy in the afternoon & at times you could hardly see the target at all. I got 6 hits out of 10 shots which was a good deal above the average. The range was 500 yards. It is hard