… lovely swimming pool. Diving board 40ft deepest and 27ft. Running Track – Tennis Courts. Banana trees at one end. ??? see Mena Hotel & Great Pyramids. Outside of grounds surrounded by sugar cane & cotton trees & Date palm. Just an enjoyable day about. Wonderful change in surrounding to desert by our camp. Had a swim – lovely. Pool surrounded by chairs and big coloured sunshades. Left at 7.30pm – arrived in camp just at dark.
Tuesday July 22nd
P.T 6.15. Shower 6.30. Parade 8AM. Lectures of Bren. Routine march 10.30-12.30. Parade 4.30-6.45. Lecture on Tommy Gun. No night manoeuvres. Sent in film.
Wednesday July 23rd
Lectures till 10.30 then routine march until 12.30. Went on leave to Cairo. Went by lorry for a ??? then train to Cairo. Saw the Museum of Hygiene – some horrible sights. Had a look at King _______ Palace. Got some photos and Egyptian police nearly arrested me for doing so. Intended then to go to Citadel but couldn’t find the tram. Had tea and left at 7.30PM Picked up film at Helwan but did not turn out much good. Light had got in so bought some postcards of Pyramids. Arrived in camp 10PM.
Thursday July 24th
Reveille 5.45. PT 6.15. Fatigues in cook house – 8AM – 11.30AM. Rest of day my own. Did washing. Wrote to Mum. Went down to Naafi at night fora while.
Friday July 25th
Battalion parade 8AM. Squad drill 8.30-10AM. Routine march 10.30-11.30AM. Paradise Park(?). Pay parade at 4.30PM. Went down to Naafi at night. Received letters from Marg.