Sept. 8 /42
We had our first exam this morning—meteorology—which didn’t go too badly. There are three more this week and the rest next week. In the mid term exams my average was over 90 so I hope the finals go as well as these. In the midterm navigation I was second out of both flights with 96.
Last Wednesday I had the afternoon off to take part in the track meet at #4 S. F. T. S. Unfortunately I pulled a muscle on the first jump and it was hopeless after that. However we got first and third in it—it was won at 10’3”. #7 I. T. S. won all but 3 events in which entered and thus easily getting the aggregate. Most of the winners were Vancouver chaps.
I met several friends at #4. Two chaps who left our office in July, another who was first in the C. A. exams I wrote last year, and somebody else I used to see around the Vancouver Badminton Club.
On Sunday the whole station marched into town on a church parade. After the service we lined up in flights then those who did not want to march back to barracks were told to fall out. Everyone fell out so that was that.
Yesterday afternoon was the interservices meet. As we had got 1st and 3rd at #4 I was ineligible as only two were allowed from each station. We were first and second this time and again it was won at 10’3”. Also #7 got the most points again and our representative in the high jump broke the Saskatchewan record by clearing six feet even. An R. A. F. chap won the mile. He was a member of the Achilles Club and has done as good as 4:17. Although it was an excellent meet and rather a denouement to have to come back and study meteorology.
The whole station just spent the last hour listening to the crew of a Hampden who have made 30 operational flights over Germany. I guess they are a much better air crew than public speaker for they spoke so quietly it was impossible what they were saying most of the time.
Well I guess I better get to work and see how the Browning gun works.
With love from
[Note: Transcription provided by collection donor.]