Gas course continued – lectures and practice in gas charged hut and trench.
in the evening Wheeler, Williams and I walked into Bronay – ran into Major Rugg and Capt. Marshall and ahead dinner with them at the Senecklet Hotel. Walked back and got home about 10.15.
9 a.m. Course commenced – 8 officers and about 30 N.C.O’s Lieut Hartshorn of the South Staffords is instructor. Had lectures and instruction in helmet drill etc. After afternoon lecture called in at the Sigs. mess. At night Surgeon Knowles came in to dinner and we had a very pleasant time.
Rode over with three N.C.O’s to the Gas School at Ourton to take the course. Found Williams of No. 1 and Wheeler of No. 2. We fixed up billets all together at a farm and also fixed up a mess there, Surgeon Gow who was taking the course joining us at the mess.
Very beautiful weather still. – Training.
N.C.O’s and officers went on to training ground to pick out points for strong-points etc. Afterwards rode on to Bajus to w conference of all the officers of the R.N.D.E. No 2. failed to turn up.
O.O. A very beautiful day. In the evening went to Mouchy Breton to play at a concert got up by the Hawk Battn. Played for Hilton and Sgt. Taylor and Maconachie.
Beautiful weather again – we are having a very good time in very nice quiet country district. Today the Corps General presented the D.C.M. to several men who gained the honour on the Peninsular. The parade took place at the intersection of two main roads – our C.S.Major was one of the men honoured. After the parade we rode forward to see a demonstration of flamenwater.
In the evening the Colonel and the Adjutant and the Surgeon came to dinner – we had very merry and noisy night. Taylor was especially funny.