27 Nov: (Tuesday 1.00 pm)

    Started processing at last. Got tropical kit this morning and have an X-ray exam this afternoon. There is also a best blue inspection tomorrow morning – as it seems the Yanks are particular how we travel across their country. The plane leaves London Airport on Dec 4th at 7.00 pm for New York.

     (12.05 am)    Just got in with four of the lads from Gloucester. Been to see ‘Sailor Beware’. Had a big shock when we got in as our first load of kit supposed to go out on Thursday is going out tomorrow instead. Just finished marking the kitbag and loading it up. Now for this thing they call a bed!