The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
20th and 21st January, 1947 - Ron tries the new camp cinema and benefits from someone else complaining...
Monday, 20th January, 1947
Raining streams this morning.
Usual lectures and the beginning of a series of lectures on First Aid
which may end in our taking the St John’s exam. This
evening I went to the camp cinema which has just been set up and housed in the
mess hall. There are three performances
each week, entrance fee 50mils for B.C.’s and 75 for sergeants. The film showing this evening was the “Broadway
21st January, 1947
Rain stops parades once
more. Camp swamped out. One of the trainees here took my two films
into Haifa to get them developed. A complaint was lodged by a chap from another
squad about the smallness of our meals of late.
We left it as it was before as we thought the deficiency was due to
settling in. This chap kept his
breakfast of a small piece of liver & a few carrots & potato & took
it to the commanding officer Mr McCloud.
He agreed with the complainant and the rest of the meals have been, today, very good.
Received a letter from
home today – it was posted on 12.1.47 and arrives in Shafa Amr today. Wrote reply to it tonight.
Irgun Zvi Leumi  threaten
to attack Police installations tonight