Fine day, frost and cold night. Just off to trench with 109th [Brigade]. It kept lovely all day, but bite in the air, and N.E. wind. I saw Ricardo, but only for a short time. Saw Shuter and Menaul. Have been suddenly ordered to send off six of those 14 new officers to 1st Battalion. Taken a bit of doing as many are sick and away for various reasons; also a bother. Bale of 348 pairs of mitts just arrived.