Manoeuvres ceased at 2 p.m. and came home in a car, leaving the Brigade to march – very dusty. It was an enjoyable time, but I am glad to be back after marches, camps and bivouacs. The last 3 days I fought the 2nd Brigade under Gen. Beynon, which was interesting.
Marched to Wulai* for Brigade Training. I have had a fearfully busy time inspecting and reporting on 7 Infantry battalions and doing in addition the Command of this huge station and interior economy and discipline of 3 batteries of artillery, 1 Regt. of Cavalry, 1 Sappers and Miners, 3 Field-Ambulances, 3 Motor Units, 1 Armoured car unit and 5 Transport units – no time to breathe.
* possibly here
Class ended with a fine demonstration of machine-gun fire – left 4.50 p.m. arrived home 9.30 p.m. The Popham Youngs are rather weird, or at any rate she is, and I loathed having to play Bridge every night and grudged the money I lost and could ill afford. Such an atmosphere, too, of artificiality and humbug.