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    Another entry for 11/2/1943:

    Just before lunch, a low down Hurricane from 3 squadron carried away an untidy length of of overhead cable. In the Officers mess, they had to sup their lunchtime beer in a murky corridor by the light of smoky candles while repairs were rapidly made. However, by blackout all was well again!

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    There were many funny comments in ORBs that I have seen.

    This is from the 96 Sqn ORB. I was expecting a good comment for the 10th but there was just a normal flying entry.

    June 4th 1941, “Three Defiants to do three patrols: no visual contacts: plenty of cloud and haze – in short a poor sort of night. Three hours operational flying and no training flying.
    June 5th 1941, “Nothing doing – weather bound.”
    June 6th 1941, “Still nothing doing, - still weather bound.”
    June 7th 1941, “Doing still nothing - still more earthbound.”
    June 8th 1941, “Still doing nothing – just earthbound and weather bound.”
    June 9th 1941, “Cranage would be a good place for those who don’t want to fly.”
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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Excerpt, ORB of No.436 Squadron (Dakotas) at the outset of its operational career in Burma - please note, "Officers are no exceptions":


    25 January 1945 - "Many personnel have not yet become accustomed to our native style "squatter" latrines and following is an extract from today's orders:

    (a) As a result of unnecessary carelessness the new latrines are becoming filthy and unsanitary. There is absolutely no excuse for anyone ‘missing the ‘ole.'.

    (b) If this practice does not stop immediately, latrine parties will be detailed. Officers are no exceptions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorne83 View Post
    At 2347 a mouse entered the ops room from the south. He maintained a steady course of 010’ (Mag) WAAF personnel remained calm and did not scramble”.
    Oh that's very good. Have come across many similar examples but can't think of any off hand as usual.

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    Guys,

    One quote found whilst researching basic training.

    Also on 28th February it was reported that ‘A Spitfire from 6 M.U. made a circuit of the aerodrome complete with an airman as passenger who, through no wish of his own, remained on the tail. The Spitfire landed safely and the journey was completed without mishap’.

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    607 Squadron's Form 540 (Spitfires, SEAC) in early 1944 is chock full of amusing writing. Two examples (uncorrected for grammar, etc):

    4 Feb 1944. Someone reported that rather a dead-beat looking tramp was kicking around the billets but on investigation only proved to be F/Lt. C.T. Boudy back from Bombay - still he did look dead-beat. F/Sgt. P.R. Mann and F/Sgt C. Curnock also returned from leave - F/Sgt. P.R. Mann sporting a lovely bruise, - "caught between two trucks", he said - Thousands may believe him, we don't.

    27 Feb 1944. Tempers were a trifle frayed at dawn, F/O D.A. Benson continually muttering unintelligable words about "ducks". It was learn't later that during the night he found a duck in bed with him, consequently there was a shower of feathers and abuse - the duck returned to more friendly ground and dropped in on P/O. J.N. Yates here to show appreciation of his previous welcome left his mark on P.O J.N. Yates pillow, who was really overcome by this display of gratitude.

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    ... bet the duck felt better for it too!

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