Ms journal (72pp, started January 1942) together with a ts transcription (30pp) written in English and Welsh (with translations) by a 2nd Lieutenant in 112th Battery, 28th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (LAA), Royal Artillery (RA), partly at the time and partly retrospectively, starting with descriptions of his New Year's celebrations (1941 – 1942), embarking in THE STIRLING CASTLE for India (January - March 1942), a ship in the convoy being destroyed, his friendship with VAD nurses on board bound for Ceylon, stopping in Freetown, Sierra Leone, promotion to Lieutenant, swimming and leisure aboard, hearing bad news from Singapore, landing in Natal, South Africa, a train journey to Clarewood Camp, free time in Durban, boarding the troopship EMPIRE WOODLARK, the appalling conditions aboard, and refusal of some troops to board, sailing up the coast of East Africa, life aboard, arriving in Bombay, India, moving to Poona (March 1942), training and equipping, travelling to Dendarve to find billets for his men, journey by train and his impressions of India, the Battery being sent to Eteptum (April – May 1942), the climate, coming off his motorbike and a spell in hospital, a brief background to the situation in India/Burma in 1942, 112th LAA Battery moving to Calcutta before going to defend a Line of Communication formation between Moirang and Tiddim (May 1942), the reorganisation of the Regiment's officers, the railway journey to Parbatipur and then to Brahmaputra, seeing General Alexander, continuing on through the Assam jungle, arriving in Dimapur, disorganisation on arrival, before the narrative comes to an abrupt stop, with throughout details of friends and fellow officers, Major (later Colonel) John Oates, Captain Bill Bailey, details of 106th and 250th battery serving with the 112th Battery, and his thoughts on the progress of the war. The rest of the journal continues with a semi fictionalised account (based on his own experiences) of an officer's feeling at the war's ending while he was in Rangoon, planning his return home and the delay to Python as ships were needed for PoWs, and a fictionalised account of two Sergeants in Bombay, Poona and Assam. Also included in the notebook are: notes relating to the 1942-3 Select Committee's Report on Curricula in Secondary Schools [Davies was a teacher and later Headmaster in civilian life]; and an agenda for what he was to do when on repatriation leave. Together with: a file of papers relating to his time as a Major and Deputy Assistant of the Military Secretary's Branch, Headquarters, Line of Communication (LoC) Command, South East Asia, with Fourteenth Army and Eleventh Army Group (October 1944 - February 1945), with ms summaries of meetings with the Army Commander (AC) and actions (7pp, 22 - 28 October 1944), three original Army Form W 3121 (1p each, March - July 1944) recommending awards of knighthoods for Lieutenant Generals G A P Scoones, M G N Stopford, and A F P Christison and signed by General (later Field Marshal) W J Slim, a list (1p, October 1944) of those who the AC might wish to consider for awards, AC's Selection Board lists of names and Fourteenth Army Comments (7pp), 'Instructions for the Submission of Recommendations for Gallantry Awards and for Non-Gallantry Awards in Connection With Operations in the Field' (11pp, February 1945), two ts lists (5pp each) showing HQ LoC Command staff and their appointments, and ts instructions concerning 'Organisation, Administration of Officers' (4pp, February 1945); a file of sketch maps and newspaper cuttings of the Eastern and Western European fronts in late 1944 – 1945 with additional notes about the situation in Europe; a message from Field Marshal A P Wavell to Officers of the India Command (4pp, 22 May 1943); two Christmas Cards from HQ Twelfth Army and HQ South Burma District, Rangoon (Christmas 1945); a biographical note about Davies (1p); a draft letter to his wife (Christmas 1942?); a ts humorous 'General's Guide to Knowledge' (1p); and 'Notes on Japanese Fifth Column Activities' (1p) relating to RAF Station Asansol, India (April 1942).