Item 05: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 19 March-15 August 1916 - Page 108
Took a borrowed reel of wire back to the 3rd Regt this morning & then slept till dinner time; the midday stables have been put back an hour from 12 oclock to 11 AM but it did not affect me today as I arranged with Sgt Brown to take charge of stables so that I could sleep till 12 oclock & had nothing to do this evening
Church parade this morning; At 5.30 an aeroplane Sqdn (12 planes) flew over us heavily loaded with bombs they returned at 11 oclock & reported they had dropped 88 bombs on El Arish destroying two Taubes & doing a large amount of other damage;
Nelson turned up from Cairo this morning looking brand new
The first report of the aeroplane raid said we had lost 3 planes in the raid.