Click here for entry for Friday 25th June – Tuesday 29th June 1943
Wednesday June 30
Usual swimming etc during day – received Patriotic parcel & cigarettes – large convoy of troop ships passing on way to Port Said. – ships fully loaded – seems likely new operation nearing time. In evening dramatic play held in canteen by visiting artists – entitled “Dangerous Hour” rather good and a change from usual line of entertainment.
Thursday July 1st
Convoys still passing in canal – since yesterday over fifty ships filled with troops gone through. In evening took hand-grenade over to Sweet Water Canal – concussion killed one large fish – weighting over seven pounds – ate some for supper.
Friday July 2
Just the usual day – swimming etc. Convoy still passing – warships etc today. In evening social & dance in Nurses canteen to welcome Colonel* and Matron**. Social good but dance very poor – only few sisters & nurses attended.
* The previous Colonel had died
** The previous Matron returned home
Saturday July 3
Did not swim today – feeling a little crook (unwell) – slept in afternoon instead – at night walked about four-miles along canal to No1 Indian Hosp. calling in at Army Hut on return trip.
Sunday July 4
Washing etc in morning. Had swim afternoon – passed list* easily – convoy slackened down – only three passed while over there.
* orders were received a few weeks prior that all soldiers must be able to swim