Item 04: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 241
28 August 1918 Wednesday
Not much of interest to tell you- enemy planes come over every morning, have a look at us & clear out. Great controversy as to arming us with swords- all the more for the men to carry- up till now we have left them behind. General
Allenby C. in C. inspected us again today & presented me with D.S.O. among others made the usual speech it was very hot & boring "for everyone" except the recipients- I told you the C in C inspected us at Richon but did not give decorations only said- The more he saw of us the better he liked us as a fighting Unit. - a quiet way of rubbing in re "Saluting etc"