The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Friday, 5 April 2013
27th & 28th March, 1947 - Ron goes out bothering the locals....
Thursday, 27th March, 1947
A lovely day but rather sultry.
In the morning Montford and I were called out as escort for the D.C.
but when we reached his office we found he had gone to the Urban Station &
took an escort from there, so we went to the club & played snooker there. The afternoon & evening we spent in the
The last couple of nights a hot wind has been blowing making everyone
feel muggy & making sleep difficult.
Friday, 28th March, 1947
From to I was on a road patrol outside the station. With Graham.
I did not see anybody until about when a few shepherds & cowherds passed us. We stopped and searched each one but they
were not carrying any offensive weapons or any contraband. I went to bed after breakfast and slept until
In the evening I was called out on an escort to a truck going down the
Jiftlich track to pick up a government truck with two punctures.
It was nearly dark & the deep gorge draped in shadows was an even
more majestic thing than in daytime when the excessive heat and brightness show
up the barrenness.