Monday 14th July
Reveille at 4.30AM. Breakfast at 5AM. Paraded at 5.45AM. Went out in desert to be inspected by General Freyberg. Freyberg arrived at 7.30AM. Did not inspect us very closely and had finished by 9.30AM. Praised the Maori boys for their work in Crete. Whole brigade parade 21st, 22nd, 23rd Maori Battalions. ??? several pictures were taken. Arrived back at Camp 10AM and had rest of morning off. Paraded for cricket 4.30PM-5.45AM Went to concert at YMCA.
Tuesday July 15th
Battalion Parade Routine March to Canal from Nile. Afternoon off. Night manoeuvres from 7 to 11PM. Tough Day.
Wednesday July 16th
Battalion Parade. Routine March. Did washing in afternoon. Paraded 4.30 for soft ball to 5.45. Shower. Concert at YMCA.
Thursday July 17th
Battalion Parade. Lectures on Tommy, Brens and Mortars. No routine march. Afternoon off after night manoeuvres.
Friday July 18th
Battalion Parade. Routine March. Night manoeuvres. Received two letters from Marg. Also Truth(?) & Pip (?).
Saturday July 19th
Battalion Parade. No routine march. Company for duty. Did washing in afternoon & wrote to Rona (?) & Erin (?).
Played Housie-Housie (Bingo) at Naafi at night.
Sunday July 20th
Church parade in morning. Wrote in afternoon. Went to sing song YMCA at night.
Monday July 21st
Picnic Day. Left camp in lorries at 7.45AM arrived 9AM. Mena Sports Club…