23 Sep 1945, Barbara Anslow's diary
To picture show last evening, on hangar deck. It was 'In Old Oklahama' with John Wayne and Martha Scott. Clifton and I sat on a ladder at the side and told each other how ludicrous it was to be sitting on an aircraft carrier, watching a film. It was rather rough.
I slept very well, although felt a little rocky till I got off to sleep. I'm on the top layer, quite near the hatch, supplied with one blanket, lucky I'd packed a sheet. My immediate neighbour was Nan Grady, much to our surprise when we climbed aloft and met each other. We have 4 sittings for meals.
We're awakened by piercing oscillating whistle which means the tannoy is going to work, then a bugle, then 'Rise and shine, you've had your time.' Then 'Dress of the day is tropical rig.'
So far I've felt very well today. Breakfast was lovely but I didn't tempt tummy too much - skipped eggs and bacon, had just grapefruit, shredded wheat, bread and marmalade.
Doreen also on board.
Had prayers led by a Brother in the Pilots' Ready Cabin.
Weather rather rough.