The first day of the Group’s new year passed uneventfully. No mission was scheduled. Colonel Gent released some poop concerning the Group’s achievements during the past year. We face the new year prepared for whatever it may bring. The medical boys are doling out stabrine tablets for use against malaria. One problem we find over here is the presence of lice and fleas in our bed clothing. It is an ingenious man who has the answer to a change of bedding. So one simply takes the problem to the medics and presto — a delousing gas.