Monday April 27
Section stalking near Old Ruins. Leave to Aleppo in afternoon. Saw through bazaars. Saw hand worked looms. Bazaars much same as in Cairo. Saw Deanna Durbin in “That Certain Age”.
Tuesday April 28
Had our eighteen mile march. Along bitumen road then made for the hills continuing in a circle back to camp. Enormous boulders on hills – standing alongside any one looks dwarfed. Terrible hot in valley out of wind. Arrive in camp at 3.30PM.
Wednesday April 29
Day free after march. Wrote to Erin & Rona and also Esmae. Most of the boys stiff after march. A Torrens rejoined our company in charge of our platoon.
Thursday April 30
Routine march in morning in direction of border. Guard in afternoon – while moving picquet had ride to Turkish border in private car – one guard has to accompany every civilian car to border. Turks have tank stop over their side of line. Turkish soldiers uniform blends in with the stoney background.
Friday May 1st
Still on guard. Caught ration truck to Idlib to have shower. Played cards at night. Weather getting very hot. Finished wearing battle dress. Rations very poor.
Saturday May 2
Company parade then pay with small march afterwards. At night YMCA. Mobile cinema unit visited camp to show “All In” starring Ralph Flynn (?). Very enjoyable evening.