The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Tuesday, 9 April 2013
1st - 3rd April, 1947 - April pranks and serious terrorist activity.
Tuesday, 1st April, 1947
This morning at Jock woke me to watch Mountford.
He got up & washed and as usual dawdled about so that he had to
hurry to get to the M/T yard by 5.30.
After he had been there about a quarter of an hour he went to look for
the sergeant who unknown to him was in Lyda.
He came back to the billet in a thoughtful mood which was soon dispelled
when he was confronted by our grins and laughter.
This evening I was on a road patrol with Graham from to . We took a wog in thinking we
had a drunkard but he turned out to be the local mad man.
Wednesday, 2nd April, 1947
This morning I went to Sarona to bring back some recruits. " went
to Urban Station
It is very hot at now & I hope we soon go into K.D.[Khaki Drill] shorts & discard our battle
Thursday, 3rd April, 1947
I was on duty at seven this morning as escort to an armoured car going
to Acre to bring back the two murdered brothers whose 15
days remand has now expired.
We passed near Haifa
and saw the oil still burning sending up a 50 feet thick column of