The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Monday, 21 January 2013
3rd January, 1947 - As a result of recent terrorist activity the new arrivals fortify the Camp
Friday, 3rd January, 1947
Sergeant sleeps in a cubical in corner of our hut. He woke us after quiet night at . We spent
the morning strengthening the camp defences by placing additional barbed-wire
around the perimeter.
Myself on the veranda
rail of one of the barrack huts in
Shafa Amr Depot .
Haifa Port is on the slopes of the Hill
in the background rising
from the plain."
lights have also arrived. Very hot
today, too hot for work really. In the
afternoon we continued defence precautions.
Three of our chaps who were ex-service were granted a Tomson M.C
each. [I think Dad means Thompson Machine Gun - the ' Tommy Gun'] Ken Landsdowne arrived in the
Taggart for 2 days.
Bob M told me the Jews used flame throwers in the army camp they
attacked last night, and that an officer and B.C. [British Constable] were
killed in the armoured car.