Tuesday 25 February 1919
Khamsin blowing hard – our men have nothing left of equipment & the drill is now ABC Infantry – like my Diary rather uninteresting, but one has to listen to a "Talker" and a man need not & read. Lectures are also given by poor Amateur lecturers, the men cursing all the time – it is a great waste of time for every one. One Officer who has been drunk for 3 weeks is detailed to give a lecture to N.C.Os. on the duty!!! of N.C.Os. in the field. Can you not imagine the Bolshie feelings of those men.