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August 1917
crops around here have been taken in. Fritz made another areal raid to-night & bombed Aire & Hazebrouck. They were soon driven off however by the anti-aircraft guns & very few bombs were dropped on the towns.
20th This morning we marched to Blaringham & were inspected by Gens Birdwood, Hobbs, & "Pompie" Elliott. The whole of the 15th Brigade "marched past" & we returned at lunch time. In the afternoon we were doing squad drill. Capt Caddy has gone on leave & Lt. Oliver is acting Transport officer. A large areal raid was carried out by Fritz to-night on Aire & a few bombs dropped very near to us.

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