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To his mother, been reviewing in past week and has been very busy. Stayed at North Western Army HQ with General Finnis and his wife [based at Rawalpindi]. Provides some news about Lord Mountbatten [Supreme Commander-in-Chief SE Asia], Ridgway has met him with Auchinleck and knows Mountbatten's flag lieutenant Arthur Leveson, who was at Winchester. Says he won't be in the news reel of Mountbatten's arrival, because he was spending his time putting senior officers into order. Ridgway finds that Mountbatten is "most entertaining".