Friday June 13th
March & parades in morning. Pay and parade in afternoon. Went to Shafto’s pictures at night. Saw “Road to Reno” – Rand(olph) Scott. Late getting in, missed a lot of two Egyptian girls singing. Hear one sing “My Own”. She could sing hours. (?)
Saturday June 14th
Fatigues all day in Officers Mess. Had a great feed. Finished at 6.45PM. Went to pictures at Pall Mall – “Drums Along the Mohawk” – Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda.
Sunday June 15th
Reveille 6.15AM Church parade 6.45AM.
Breakfast 8AM. Rest of morning off. Did some washing. All called out on a special parade. 12.30PM. Kept waiting there until 1PM then told to have all our gear packed by two o’clock.
As we were shifting out of Maadi to do guard of Tura Caves. Saw Jack Wyatt asked him to see Keith and tell him about it. When waiting to depart, saw Billy Gill he had been looking for me. He said he would see Keith.
First time we have full pack on. Pretty tough and hot. Was transported to Tura Caves in lorries. Seemed to be about 20 miles from Maadi. Followed Nile most of way. Lovely trip. Arrived and went on guard immediately. Tura Caves Masara. cut all and into hill would be hard to pick up from air. Good quarters. On duty 2 hours, off 6 hours. Good time. Stone for pyramids believed to have been taken from these caves. Guarding No2 gate.
Monday June 16th
Guard duty. Sun very hot although do not feel it so much not doing hard work.
Tuesday June 17th
Supposed to have leave from 9AM-11PM…