24th December 1941, Wednesday

by shrowl

Went shopping in morning with Cole and bought Xmas presents for the women at Dina House + other things at Wing On. “Suicide Squad” again went to Happy Valley in the evening for further stores, but were unable to get through owing to heavy shelling of Gap Road. Had to spend about one hour in A.R.P. tunnel at Wang Chai. After visiting Supreme Court to tell Macgregor of negative result, returned the two lorries to transport depot and visited Upper Levels Report Centre on the way back. Found them all locked and barred inside and the floor covered with beds with women on them.

At the beginning of hostilities I slept mostly at the school, but after removal of A.R.P. Hq to the C.S.O. tunnel, resumed sleeping at home (Century Crescent, Kennedy Road). When shelling of Happy Valley and Gap Road became bad, I took Mrs Evans there also. This was about Dec 18th. On Dec 23rd was told by Puckle to move into Dina House, where those working in Hq (C.S.O. tunnel) were sleeping.