Tuesday September 9th
Still on usual digging. Boys becoming very brown – working with only shorts on. Nowhere to go at night. Flares dropped in distance – believe over Alexandria.
Wednesday September 10th
Usual work during morning. Left camp at 12.15PM in lorries for swim. Journey took nearly three hours each way. Med. sea beautifully clear and cool, lovely sand. Terrible dusty on return trip to camp. Company canteen & YMCA both opened tonight.
Thursday September 11th
Continuing work. Finding many scorpions under rocks. At night YMCA Mobile cinema showed “Charlie Chan at Race Course” (sic). Theatre sloping side of sand hill. Had trouble finding tent in darkness. Black out. No moon.
Friday September 12th
Still digging – making good progress in hard rocks – blasting at times. Went to YMCA at night.
Saturday September 13th
Brigadier Hargood inspected tank traps. Promised to have tanks try them out. Beginning to get tired of same thing every day. Do alright on water ration. Caught 5ft snake.
Sunday September 14th
Church parade. Hargood spoke to us about our positions. Went to sea for swim. Terribly dirty and bumpy ride. Returned at 6.30PM. Med Sea lovely and blue, much cooler than at Ismailia & Kabrit.
Monday September 15th
Continued digging. Blasting most of time. Very hot day. Clocks put back 1 hour at night.