30th April 1943

Dull at 6, then rain began and kept on all day.  Most refreshing.  This has been badly needed.  For some reason did not feel particularly nervous, although conditions were ideal for an attack.  Heard two planes go over during the morning, invisible in the driving mist.

Rain keeping on heavily.  Very few planes about tonight, and few last night, although we were expecting them to go out from the Suffolk fields.  Perhaps the heavy losses a fortnight ago have caused disorganisation.  Got wet through coming out tonight.

Nice story in the papers today, about a man aged 40, tubercular, a soldier, who was sent to Chatham Detention Barracks and was beaten to death by two sergeant-majors when he became too weak to move about.

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