1.00 p.m. We had a satisfactory morning practising attack by ourselves; no one to waste our time. We had an aeroplane to practise signalling to, and everything was successful. Too late to send food tocks now. I may get in meat lozenges. The Bishop will be with you the day of the Push. I haven’t gathered the opinion re exclusion [i.e. of the northern six counties], but in the Battalion it is, from what I hear, strongly against, as we have Cavan and Monaghan men. Yes, I think G.S.O.1. is good. Fine sunny and drying day. Cold N.E. wind.