… but was cancelled on account of B Coy moving back to Maadi & F Coy moving in. Had the twenty-four hours off so wasn’t so bad. Wrote letters.
Wednesday June 18th
Usual routine guard. Wrote a letter. Munitions coming in all day.
Thursday June 19th
Usual guard. Shots fired at night but false alarm. Bed bugs had their first taste of me. Enough munitions to blow up Cairo.
Friday June 20th
Pay Day. Usual routine. Got my Bombay trousers shortened.
Saturday June 21st
Received leave. Went into Cairo. Very lucky caught wog bus to station then Egyptian force truck to Maadi then army lorry into Cairo. Nice little trip. On way in passed many natives with carts loaded with watermelons. Must have been market day.
Saw Billy Gill again in New Zealand Club. Bought Marg pair stockings. Had photos taken took three minutes to develop – 6 ??? for 2 snaps. Left Cairo soon after five o’clock. Caught train to Maadi Station and caught an RAF lorry into camp.
Sunday June 22nd
Usual day. Heard ??? Germany declaring war on Russia. Should do a lot of good to us.
Monday June 23rd
Guard again. Inspection came round and one got passed without being ???.
Guard has to be ??? up ??? ???.
Tuesday June 24th
Leave. Did not go to Cairo but stayed in camp and wrote. Received letter from Marg. Went up the hill at night. Could see the Italian camp at Helwan lit up with flood lights.