May 17th 1944 – St Ives

No posting from the Air Ministry yet. I go over to Portreath as a guest of Durrant – ex-Maungdaw controller – for drinks, dinner and a look at the Ops room and one or two modern conveniences I have never even heard of before. Am driven back by a WAAF and we discuss Yanks, my usual bete noire these days. Yesterday I feel much depressed. I know what is wrong, but there is nothing I can do about it. The weather now turned squally and rather cold and I appear to have starboard sinus trouble, as my right nostril is permanently slightly heavy and bunged up. Will keep me off flying again I suppose. I have removed all trace of my squadron leadership, and am now a common or garden junior officer again.

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2 Responses to May 17th 1944 – St Ives

  1. a gray says:

    I have may have missed it, but did he receive orders to return to England? Could he have stayed in India, or was he really eager to return home?

    • James Dunford Wood says:

      He was definitely eager to return to England. He has been mentioning trying for quite a while. In the end I think it was because of his recurring malaria that he was finally sent home.

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