Mild, very dull and overcast, slight rain in evening. Olive Costella called; she is on holiday from Portsmouth: nice girl! Walked in evening along Coombe Lane. The roses are very nice just now and better in colour than earlier when their colours were mostly very washy. Wrote letter to Harold Conrade.
On this day: from 12-22 there is a series of relief operations to Tobruk in North Africa. Sea transports bring in some 6,300 men of the 70th British Division, replacing almost as many Australians.