Not content with giving me one Adjutant’s job they have given me two. Tomorrow we are going to be inspected by the King. Each Brigade is providing a battalion composed of one large company from each regiment. I have been chosen as Adjutant of our Brigade Battalion, & consequently have been very nearly worked to death. So far everything has gone swimmingly & I don’t anticipate anything going wrong tomorrow, except possibly my mare. She does not love the cheering very much & I am quite prepared to have to give the King a display of horsemanship particulars of which will not be on the programme. Talking of horses – with the exception of one hour for lunch I was in the saddle the whole of today from 9.30 a.m. – to 5.30 p.m. a very tiring business on the whole. Dad asked me in his letter if I could explain the meaning of my account of my own doings in the recent battle. Really I did nothing at all, spending most of my time at Brigade Hqrs. My other effort was a thing of a few minutes – there were no Germans anywhere – it was merely a question of leading a few stragglers back into a bit of line that we had captured, but which they were leaving for some reason best known to themselves.