you're reading...
Grandad's WWII Diary

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

Mar 11-14 1943

Click here for entry for Saturday 6th March – Wednesday 10th March 1943

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.

Click here for entry for Monday 15th March – Saturday 20th March 1943


About The Sock Mistress

Slight fixation with socks. At last count, I had enough pairs of socks to last 14 weeks without having repeat a pair. IT geek by profession. Disney nut. 3rd world loan shark (http://Kiva.org ). Finds humour in the inappropriate. Holiday planner extraordinaire. Mum to doglets. Crazy Dachshund lady.


7 thoughts on “Grandad’s WWII Diary – Thursday 11th March – Sunday 14th March 1943

  1. Guard at 23rd(?) ? Could this be Guard at 2 AM?

    Posted by a gray | May 27, 2015, 3:19 pm
  2. Having your grandfather’s journal is so wonderful. What a treasured family heirloom!

    Posted by Fourth Generation Farmgirl | May 28, 2015, 12:05 am


  1. Pingback: Grandad’s WWII Diary – Monday 15th March – Saturday 20th March 1943 | 14 Weeks Worth of Socks - June 1, 2015

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 2,407 other followers

Follow me on Twitter

Most Viewed Posts

%d bloggers like this: