08 Mar 1945, R. E. Jones Wartime diary
Overcast, dry, cold.
Joined R.N. 24 yrs. ago.
Latest rumour re US parcels. “To arrive 16th inst.”
Jap rock blasting.
Repaired Hosp. kitchen tap & in Wkshp. aft.
Eire declared war on G & J?
Weather improved aft.
Lorry with veg. 7.15pm.
Big Russian offensive begun with a frontal attack on Berlin. Letters rec. in Camp indicate that Black-out restrictions & A.R.P. duties have been eased in many parts of B. Isles.