Click here for entry for Friday 14th May (cont.) – Tuesday 18th May 1943
Wednesday May 19
Weather properly cleared – usual swimming during afternoon. House at night – chasing snow-ball worth over £5 – not successful.
Thursday May 20
Arose fairly early doing washing. At canal in afternoon. Several large cargo boats passed on way to Port Said. Surprising the amount of water that is drawn away from sides while ship is passing. Four Liberty ships in convoy. Guard during night – last to ??? week – changing to day duty in morning.
Friday May 21
Began day duty in Sisters Compound searching wogs as they leave – but too shrewd for us cannot find anything on them. Two shifts for day 10-12 in morning, 4-6 afternoon so was able to have usual swim at canal. House in evening then wrote to Rona.
Saturday May 22
Arose this morning for breakfast – very unusual. On guard duty again 10-12 & 4-6. While at canal large battle passed onto Suez – American. Snowball went tonight but not to me. Afterwards finished Rona’s letter.
Sunday May 23
First shift this morning 6-8 then 12-2pm. Unable to journey to canal for swim. Received parcel from Mum – tin of caramels – beautiful.
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