No 2 T. Base camp. Clearing up ready for moving off. Get down to station at 4 pm, train starts at 10.30 pm. English tea and coffee bar at station open day and night. Go up by same route as we did when travelling from Havre on the 5/11/14.
No 2 T. Base camp. Medical inspection in morning, transferred to draft in afternoon. Draw rifle, bayonet and ammunition. Y.M.C.A. concert.
No 2 T. Base Camp. Another draft for the L.R.Bs. arrived yesterday. Parade for Medical Board. Passed. Cookhouse fatigue in afternoon. Spent the evening reading in the Y.M.C.A.
No 2 T. Base Camp. On fatigue at the Army Ordnance Depot from 7 am to 7 pm. Breakfast and dinner at a pastry-cook’s opposite station. See the Transport bridge. Get back to camp, and find a pass for the afternoon.
No 2 T. Base Camp. Messing about all day in camp levelling parade ground. Go to concert at cinema tent, two very good French turns.
No 2 T. Base Camp. Rain and cold. Drawing equipment in morning. Cookhouse fatigue in afternoon. To Y.M.C.A. in evening, Miss Lena Ashwell’s Concert Party .
Following the outbreak of First World War, Lena Ashwell began to organise companies of professional actors to entertain the allied soldiers in France. These concert-parties were mostly female, relying on temporarily ‘recruiting’ soldiers of officers to play the male roles in short excerpts from popular plays.
No 2 T. Base Camp. Raining on and off all day, expected to get equipped but have to wait ‘till tomorrow. Cookhouse fatigue. Play ‘Sevens’ for money, lose half a franc. Go to pictures in evening.
No 2 T. Base camp. Last day of C.B. Fatigue work all day in camp. Rained in afternoon. Hawes in camp. Up at 6 am, breakfast 6.45, start work at 7 ‘till noon then again from two ‘till four in afternoon.
No 2 T. Base Camp. Parade all day for Medical Board exam., but they won’t see the chaps from this camp ‘till next week. Order out only two letters a week. All L.R.B. in the tent to-day, others transferred. Trying to rain.