Grandad’s WWII Diary – Thursday 11th March – Sunday 14th March 1943

Mar 11-14 1943

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Thursday Mar 11

Day 705

Citadel of Crime (1941)Free day – no fatigues – met Bill Leatham (or Leathem) just arrived back from Rest House (Sidi Buish?) unable to get leave to Cairo.  In afternoon told that I would be parading within the next few days for Guard at 23rd(?) Kantara – not too keen as will miss my extended leave.  Pictures at night first session “Citadel of Crime” afterwards saw part of Tui Concert at YMCA – very poor performance – no talent.

Friday Mar 12

Day 706

The Philadelphia Story (1940)
The Philadelphia Story (1940)

Church parade & free morning – afternoon drew rifle-webbing and last of gear.   Most probably be leaving Maadi tomorrow.  Seems as if Jim is unable to get away from camp.  Pictures at night “The Philadelphia Story”

Saturday Mar 13

Day 707

The Great Profile (1940)
The Great Profile (1940)

Another free morning. Intended to go to Cairo but stayed expecting Jim to come in.  Housie & pictures at night “The Great Profile”.

Sunday Mar 14

Day 708

Received orders to have gear packed by nine o’clock proceeding to Kantara. Left Maadi by transport to Cairo Station catching 11AM train to Canal.  Uneventful journey arriving at Kantara at 3PM where was met by transport and on to hospital.  In tents – 8 each.  Food rather good – china plates.  Played house in canteen then retired.  No guard tonight.

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