The diaries of Ronald Baldwin, British Constable in the Palestine Police Force from 1946 to the termination of the British Mandate in 1948.
Monday, 29 April 2013
11th - 13th April 1947 - Ron showing his continuing lack of prowess with a gun... and somehow Patrol turns into coffee time...
Friday, 11th April, 1947
It was very hot again today.
I was up at this morning & went to the rifle range on the Jiftlich track. I did not do very well on the firing.
It became terrifically hot there at when ot came time for us to go. We had to walk the two miles back & I cannot
remember any two miles that so taxed our energy.
At twelve, , we had an arms inspection which was rather foolish I thought as the barrels
had by no means fully contracted to their normal size.
This evening a cinema show “They were expendable” about the American
Motor Torpedo Boats was put on in the club.
If it pays it is to be a regular thing.
Saturday, 12th April, 1947
I was on Prowler Guard today from to . Nothing untoward happened.
Graham & Reilly left this morning to attend a wireless operators
course in Jerusalem.
I packed parcel (2 films) to Aunt Daisy.
This evening I went on Road Patrol again principally to give me
something to do. Bicknell & I had
another pleasant evening & chat at the Balata Café. We received an invitation to attend a wedding
in the village tomorrow.
Sunday, 13th April, 1947 On his inspection of the station a few days ago the I.G. was
displeased with the state of the garden so all availables were asked this
morning to join in weeding the plots.We
all did a share & revealed gravel paths which I did not know existed.