Item 03: Gordon Macrae diary, 20 January 1917-18 April 1918 - Page 77
The aerodrome is alongside our camp. Their sergeants are often over here & they took some of us over, showed us everything & gave us a good feed. The workshops were most interesting & it is an eye opener to see how complete they are, seeing that their camps are only temporary. We had a field day on Friday & were out nearly all day practicing a dismounted attack. We got a fair bit of mail during the week. Received 3 letters from home & also several papers. Replied to some.
There was a good bit of artillery fire during the night. There were several football matches in the regiment played. Everyone has got football fever. A big consignment of beer arrived for the Brigade. They are issuing it out at 2 bottles per man per day. The quality is not too good. In the afternoon several enemy planes came over our lines & were heavily shelled & later attacked by some of ours. The enemy formation was broken up & they made off in all directions. One was engaged by