At sea. This is the day we have been looking forward to, since it is that appointed to meet the destroyers, and when we should know where we were bound for. The chart stated this morning that we should meet the destroyers about 6 p.m.
Late this afternoon the “buzz” went around that the destroyers would be with us at 5 p.m. This proved correct for at 4-30 p.m. they were sighted on the horizon and the 8 of them soon came up with us. At 5 p.m. the pipe was made “Roxburgh is proceeding to Plymouth” and which, as you may guess, was cheered.
After some manouevring, during which the convoy formed into two lines with three destroyers in position on either flank, we left them with two destroyers as escort. A good speed was soon worked up and we have been nooming along at 18-19 knots. This high speed is a change after the dawdling of the past 13 days. We are about 450 miles from Plymouth, so should soon be with you. In case I leave the ship at Plymouth this time I have been busy today getting my gear ready.
There has been a high wind all day.