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Grandad's WWII Diary

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday June 13th – Tuesday June 17th 1941

Friday June 13th - Tuesday June 17th 1941

Click here for diary entry for Thursday June 5th – Thursday June 12th 1941

Friday June 13th
69(th) Day

The Road to Reno movie poster

The Road to Reno movie poster

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
70(th) Day

Drums Along The Mohawk movie poster

Drums Along The Mohawk movie poster

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
71st Day

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
72nd Day

Guard duty. Sun very hot although do not feel it so much not doing hard work.

Tuesday June 17th
73rd Day

Supposed to have leave from 9AM-11PM…

Click here for diary entry for Tuesday June 17th (cont.) – Tuesday June 24th 1941

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4 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday June 13th – Tuesday June 17th 1941

  1. You are very lucky to have these treasures.

    Posted by gpcox | April 2, 2014, 11:32 pm

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