Frank Swannell Diaries: Part I
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1916 31 days 6 Thursday [6-360] [6 to 9] January [page 3?] Epiphany . Twelfth Day
Lectures on Determination of Position of Hostile Guns by Flashes - Practical work in same - Afternoon lecture 2 1/4 hrs by Maj. Vereker - Visual Ranging & working out examples - Too much crammed in - think myself stupid - walk with Walker & Warring on seashore - Evening study Nasty rainy day as per usual Vereker - To bring CM'sTo ". "Multiply by four & use common sense
7 Friday [7-359] Clear Bright Day for a wonder Lecture on Instrumental Ranging & working example PM. Maj.Vereker badly balled up about the compass - Imagines variation dependent on longitude. Afternoon try ranging but rather a force - reading to minutes on Myles [vraidline?] buttons - A Beckell Tod by Maj. that [heceront] do for siege - extra lecture by Lieut Webster - Shoers & Berrieks - Warring & Walker take in show tonight
8 Saturday [ 8-358 ] Cambridge Lent Term begins Fire Insurances expire
Route march of sorts & [fareical?] map reading - Revolver practise in ditch of fort - Heys fires 2 shots at his toes & Myles nearly pots the Major Walker & I walk along. The Ridgeway Road 13 miles to Tenby returning by Train. Take in Variety show. 9 Sun - 1 aft Epiph [9 - 357] Studying on Trying to most of Say Wrote Ada.