Sunday 7th June (cont.)
… between civilians & police. Bazaars & other shops mostly closed. Spent evening at Naafi (Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes). Arrived home at 10.45PM.
Monday June 8
Squad drill – Gas drill then march. Wrote during afternoon. Received parcel from home. On road block guard at night.
Tuesday June 9
Continued on road block. Finished letters home. Shifting towards end of week Sixth Brigade relieving us. Weather rather warm – flies numerous.
Wednesday June 10
Squad & gas drill then P.T. Small march towards border during afternoon. Pictures at night shown by Naafi. “Live, Love and Learn”. Rather a good show.
Thursday June 11th
Company parade then cleaning up tents – leaving Saturday on manoeuvres.
Friday June 12
Down on all day aerodrome guard. Left camp at 7AM. Returned at 4.30PM. Relieving company 25th arrived at camp taking over guard. Slept outside at night.
Saturday June 12
Convoy left Bab-El-Hawa at 7AM. Meet rest of 23rd Battalion at cross-road 12 miles from camp then proceeded through Aleppo meeting rest of brigade on Desert Road. Travelled all day. Terribly hot. Brigade halted on desert for night about 12 miles from Euphrates. Desert different from Libya, more grassy & earthy. Saw a few foxes & large birds.