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captured from stores. One of the lads procured a loaf of bread & we collected a few rations of margarine and between us polished off the lot, much to our satisfaction & gratification.

Mch 21

Cold & wet again, and part of our drill in the mess-hut. Walk to Shrewton in evening, having supper in the C.E. Soldier's Institute there.

Mch 22

Snow and rain & more snow again. Mess-hut was early sought to shelter the budding soldiers from the severity of the elements. Out interest was enlisted by a couple of lectures on bombing and bombing raids.

Evening in C.E. writing room.

Mch 23

"Bull-Ring" again. The usual routine was departed from for an hour and we were instructed & practiced in the construction of sand-bag revetments and barb-wire entanglements and were also shown the use of the P.H.

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