Wednesday June 25th
Had orders to leave Tura Caves (Masara). Did not want to leave as we have had the easiest time there since joining army. Went back to Maadi Camp. Passed in Battle Dress ???. 1 pair boots. Issued with ??? & pair hose ???, ???.
Thursday June 26th
Left Maadi Camp at 11 o’clock in morning. Went in buses to Helwan then just past Helwan Camp to ???. Are now in 23rd Rifle Batt. with second echelon boys. George Smith & I still together. George Samuel (?) in same tent as I. Am told lots of other port boys are in Batt.
Friday June 27th
Reveille 6.30AM after night manoeuvres. Breakfast 7.30AM. Parade 8.00AM. Routine march 10.30 to 12.30. Dinner 1PM. Parade 4.30-5.30. Night manoeuvres Tuesday & Thursday.
Saturday June 28th
Reveille 5.45AM Parade P.T 6.15-6.30 Showers. Breakfast 7.30. Parade 8. The Usual. Wrote letters all afternoon over in YMCA tents.
Sunday June 29th
Fatigues in Cook house in morning. Met the Port boys. Went down to Helwan and saw Japanese Gardens in afternoon with seven other Lyttelton fellows. Took some snaps. Flowers in garden started to die. Had afternoon tea at Kiwi Club.
Monday June 30th
Usual routine of drill and marches.
Weather very hot.
Tuesday July 1st
Drill & routine march in morning. Leave in afternoon. Went to Pyramids to ???. Pyramids are long way from camp took us over two hours…