16.9.45.Sunday. Early breakfast & packed kit bag. Wandered round & did this & that. Four fried eggs for breakfast. Packing & poking about camp, meeting up with various old acquaintances etc. Rumoured that a big draft is to go on the “Empress of Australia”, & we hope to miss that anyway. Still no pay books or pay but I got my full ration of three canned beers for the first time. Played a game of chess & lost. Reading various magazines & articles – evidently Europe is full of problems. Shall try to take home everything I can that is short in England. Nights cool here, but rain threatens all the time.