With frozen face. So cold that if you didn't put drawing things away soon enough, you risked having to leave them where they were. Thawing out would be agonising, & I should've said more about the minus's - if just at an artistic level.
The climatic casualties were horrible.

The many ways of wearing a balaclava, as illustrated by a helpful soldier. I didn't have one tho.

Given to me by the pilots flying to & fro Ascension Island our nearest source of supplies. As we moved into the midwinter there ……..beach which in fact a mine-field.

Ghirka Command Post at Goose Green, Col. David De Morgan, CO, l/h, LK, & the benevolent Bombadier to whom I owe the ( very heavy ) helmet. I had to be careful not be a liability in anyway.
So good to be indoors & with a hot drink. Good site for drawing the characters too. Unforgettable casualt.ies in the morning.

Attempting a brave face as we were under Air Alert & two most senior Officers with us. Photo by Brigadier Tony. Again attempting to draw a room of people all moving about very close. That's quite a size of paper to hand hold. Note the pencil (wash) case filled with far too many materials.

Given to me by bomb disposal on Goose Green 'airfield......instructions on how to mix up Napalm..... (whoops.......slightly against the Geneva Convention )

Quickly on to a lighter note.....a change of menu

The deluxe biscuits had black bits in them. I got used to drawing in the cookhouse tents whilst so hungry myself.

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