The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Saturday, 23 February 2013
11th & 12th February, 1947 - More fun with guns!... and "Every Kiss a Thrill!"
Tuesday, 11th February, 1947
I felt much better this morning.
Arms Drill “Slope & Order Arms”
Arabic with an officious new teacher.
A stack of mail came in today including three Valentines, a letter
from Aunt Rosa, 2 from Mum & Dad & 1 from Joyce.
Wrote to Mum Dad and Joyce (15)
Wednesday, 12th February, 1947
Fine again today, brilliant sunshine.
P.T. at .
Parades and lectures during morning. More rifle drill. I am afraid one of these fine days I am going to turn about so well that my rifle will be so surprised that it will not accompany me but drop to the ground.
This afternoon we spent digging out a rifle range at the rear of the camp.
The ground was nearly all stone bound together with sandy soil so was very hard even with picks and shovels.
I wrote to Aunt Fan early in the evening, then went to the cinema to see “Honky Tonk” starring Lana Turner. It was a very good film, of old time America.