7 January 1917 – Tries to find his new ship, Lady Olive

DIARY: Arrived 1.30 am at Portsmouth Barracks.  Searched for LO till 4.am, eventually getting aboard. 6am retuned to barracks as no quarters or grub for me.

img004-copyJames stays in Barracks, in Portsmouth until 13 January 1917.  Surprisingly no letters survive from this time, as he probably had a lot of time to write home.

Portsmouth Barracks entrance:


An aerial photograph of Portsmouth Dockyard, which was taken as part of a Photex, it was taken from 2,000 feet. The Photex was conducted for 849 NAS based at RNAS Culdrose, by a Lynx MK3 from 815 NAS based at RNAS Yeovilton, testing a new radar system that will detect buildings and ships within the dockyard area.


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