10th July 1917

Windy day. Misty in morning. Balloons up in afternoon, but clouds very low and wind gusty.

Visited 2nd Anzac Corps and 2nd Anzac Division Q and obtained permission to put balloons in 2 places selected.

Went to 11th Coy at Nieppe and lunched there. Showed them new positions for their two sections and Sections occupied positions during the afternoon.

No 33’s balloon FM 41 reported porous. I inspected it outside and it showed signs of age. Bands were off etc.

Reserve balloon BMS 139D issued in replacement from 5th Coy. One store tent issued to Nos 16 and 33 Sections each.

 

11th July 1917

Warm day. Low clouds and poor view.

Balloons went up at about 11am.

At 2 pm 2 Albatross Scouts attacked No 15, 38, 2 and 25. All burnt except No 2, which was badly holed and damaged by our Anti Aircraft fire. 6 Observers were up and they all made successful parachute