Monthly Archives: May 1916

31st May 1916

At the “Swim”. Several torpedo boat destroyers are out here now, and the ships are still ready for sea. Our Admiral went on board the Britannia (flagship 3rd B. S.) this morning. Received a letter from you this a.m. “Hands … Continue reading

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30th May 1916

At Sheerness. Dull weather. Received letters from Mother and Aunt Nina. Received pat of butter from Aunt Nina. Wrote to Mother. 3-30 p.m. Preparations for coaling were being made, but have been stopped again and we are getting ready to … Continue reading

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29th May 1916

At Sheerness. 3rd B. S. have gone out to the “Swim”. They are holding a regatta out there. Very hot day. Received letters from Net and Mother.

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28th May 1916

At Sheerness. Captain went Rounds. Went to Morning Service. Wrote to you this evening. Fine day.

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27th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. HMS Chatham was towed up to Chatham at 11-30 a.m. She proceeded stern first, her bow being considerably down, and I should think the crew had a pretty anxious night. The weather luckily is fine and … Continue reading

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26th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. General Quarters this a.m. We have no sick – such being the result of leave being given. S. B. S. went ashore hoping to meet his wife, but she was not due to arrive until 6-10 … Continue reading

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25th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. The ‘planes have been busy today. For the first time I saw an aviator loop-the-loop and I fairly held my breath, for it is a daring bit of work. I am told that the aviator who … Continue reading

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24th May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. Went ashore 1 p.m. had a long walk; a ride in a tram (and a talk with the conductress). Arriving back in the town decided to go to the “Hippodrome” where a concert by the R. … Continue reading

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23rd May 1916

At Sheerness. Fine day. Received letters from Mother and you. Leave given from 1-30 p.m. to 7 p.m. S. B. S. gone ashore to arrange about “digs” for his wife who is coming here on Thursday. Airship, seaplanes and aeroplanes … Continue reading

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22nd May 1916

At “The Swim”. Fine morning and alright when “Hands to bathe” was piped, needless to say plenty of men took the opportunity. Turned dull and rained this afternoon. Gun practice carried out. 4-20 p.m Left for Sheerness. Arrived at Sheerness … Continue reading

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