Click here for entry for Tuesday 23rd February – Saturday 27th February 1943
Sunday Feb 28
Church parade – watched Boxing contest in afternoon between R.A.S.C (Royal Army Service Corps – British Army) & Maadi Camp. Wrote in YMCA during evening. Received mail – 8 letters.
Monday March 1
Again in Sarg. Mess. only for work for an hour at each meal. Pictures at night.
Tuesday March 2
No fatigues today so went on leave to Cairo. Leave truck left ??? at 1.30PM arriving at Bab El Hadid Square at 2PM. Did a little shopping otherwise spent most of time at Services Club. Saw pictures at Diana (Cinema) “To the Shores of Tripoli”, different type to what I had expected. Left Cairo again at 10.30PM.
Wednesday March 3
Fatigue in Sarg. Mess – just an hour after each meal. Inquired at Orderly room of grading – temporarily unfit for 3 months then another Medical Board. Pall Mall Theatre at night – “The Man Who Wouldn’t Talk”.
Thursday March 4
Free day – read & slept during most of time Shafto’s Theatre at night “Ice Capades”.
Friday March 5
Fatigue in Officer’s Mess. Exceptionally good food – but do not finish until after seven at nigh. Played housie then went to bed. Met Billy Thomas.