Relieved early in month by 16 Div.
Five day trek (map) to Lafubriere (Labeuvrière?) (map). Walked all the way and rather enjoyed it. Sleeping each night under the bivvy cover.
Delightful change from life underground at Billon copse. Three days at Lafubriere (Labeuvrière?) chateau, slept in grounds.
Visited Chocques and Marles-les-Mines (map).
Went into action at Noeux-les-Mines (map) for about ten days. Proved to be quite a holiday. Ran a good mess there too, although sleeping in the field was not too pleasant in the wet.
Left towards the end of the month for rest area again.