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3069 W.A. McColl’s – II Year – 1951: “Discipline is really tightening up now and the effect on drill is amazing.”

2 Apr 51

On Saturday night (31st) Jimmy Graham and I went in with a gang to entertain the lovely young ladies from the Toronto Skating Club. We had a good time and saw Barbara Anne Scott who was there and is one very cute looking chick. Some guys printed their own edition of Daily Orders Part I. It was very amusing we imitated the official style perfectly. Had a wonderful dinner at Fritz’s yesterday. Discipline is really tightening up now and the effect on drill is amazing. They finally gave in and made the cadence 130 per minute; this has improved the step immensely.

5 Apr 51

Last Saturday Mr. Coggins had the seniors practicing commands out on St. Lawrence Pier and they were making a terrible racket out there.

Today Coops and Cockburn were out surveying and Cockburn was rod-man out on the pier, so they were drilling him and watching everything with the transit.

Murray, Fritz, and I went in to a show tonight and it was good to relieve the strain of studying. I just don’t seem to be able to get anything done when I sit down to study now.

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