September 1, 1918
Had a day of rest awaiting orders, which I filled by writing, doing up a parcel for home and going for a stroll after tea. Also had an interesting time watching planes, which were using the field alongside for a landing ground, and refilling point. Over 20 planes were down at once, Camel Scouts, and were going and coming all day, each being fitted with four 25 lb. bombs. The Major in charge is supposed to be our leading airman with 54 to his credit.
One going up during the afternoon tried to turn too soon and struck the ground with his wing and crashed, smashing up the plane. The pilot received a shaking only. Orders through to-night for us to move at 6 a.m. in the morning for Cappy. Visited Harbonnieres and saw a large cemetery containing French, German and our own graves. A certain amount of satisfaction is gained by seeing so many German graves.