Early in the morning of the 15th, the Company moved into a rest area for the morning, while a recce of the whole position was made by officers and NCOs.
Close to the Company area on the Padang was a mobile Anti-Aircraft Unit, and for the first time the Company was to see some good shooting (in fact any shooting at all) against hostile aircraft.
Fearon noted that: ‘At 1030hrs 8 enemy bombers attacked the town and the battery came into action. This smll amount of offensive action had a tremendous effect on the morale of our troops who were in good spirits for days afterwards.’
The members of the Independent Company were refreshed by a morning’s idleness and seeing the ant-aircraft battery in action. Richardson said that he spent the morning washing clothes (he gave them two boilings).
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