Friday December 19th
Drew water from well & washed clothes. Wonderful difference with clean clothes on. First wash they have had in 7 weeks. Stukas & fighters passed over, otherwise quiet.
Saturday December 20th
Part of our attachment moved out (Rifles & anti-tank). Rest waiting for transport – gone to Tobruk with prisoners. Little air activity. ??? ??? 40 planes on ??? drome. Armoured Div 100 miles from Benghazi.
Sunday December 21st
Church parade. Col. told us we were returning to Sidi ??? to reorganise. Waiting for transport. Drew water from well have lovely bath. Started letter during afternoon. Until to ??? ??? as cut off from outside communications.
Monday December 22nd
Another quiet day. Jerry planes over at night. Dropped a number of flares – believe looking for Gazala aerodrome but were well out. Flares looked beautiful as they burn & break off.
Tuesday December 23rd
Moved camp. Travelled 56 miles back towards border with ASG. Camped by old drome – El ???. Sand storm blew up during afternoon.
Wednesday December 24th
263rd Day – Xmas Eve
Awaiting orders to move. Dull day – found wood sat by fire all morning. Hard wind moving much dust. Visited old Italian dugouts in afternoon then read. Rained towards evening. Great Xmas Eve. Retired to bed at 6.45PM.
Thursday December 25th
264th Day – Xmas Day
Church in morning. Cold wind. Now at El Adem. Xmas dinner bully, biscuits – ??? & jam. 90 cigarettes, 4 chocolate.