The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Monday, 11 February 2013
24th - 26th January, 1947 - Ron reports sick
Friday, 24th January, 1947
Very wet again today.
Lectures on Arabic. L.M.G.
Rifle, Law and First Aid continue.
My diarrhoea has continued also.
Received letter from home today No1.
Saturday, 25th January, 1947
Not raining today. Reported
sick. We had our first official period
of “Internal Economy” here today. All
recreation trucks to Haifa have been cancelled until further notice. This is because one of the last caught
terrorists is to be hanged and his pals have threatened if the sentence is
fulfilled to hang any Police or Soldiers they can. Troops have been confined aswell.
We had Identification Parade today as one of the Canteen Wogs was
found wearing a K.D. shirt. He said it
was sold him by one of the recruits. He
picked a most unlikely chap at this Parade.
Wog put in lock up. Went to camp
film show to see “Her Highness and The Bell Boy”
Sunday, 26th January, 1947
Very fine this morning but chilly.
Reported sick again though feel better.
Wrote to Joyce and to Mum & Dad. (7 & 8)
On guard tonight from 10-12 o’clock.
From 6 – 10 we talked with 1st Sergeant Jones, a man of great experience
in the Near East.
He corrected the impression I had that Arab girls do not go to school.