Click here for entry for Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 30th June – Sunday 4th July 1943
Had leave to Ismailia – left Hospital at 7.30 by ration truck. Could not not see hand-bag suitable for Marg – plenty of wog mades but all very rough – decided to wait and go into Port Said and look around. Ismailia rather pretty just now. Flame trees all out in bloom. Picked one spray for sending to Marg. Truck left shortly after eleven so returned by same. Swam in canal then started writing in evening.
Tuesday July 6
Wednesday July 7
Usual day of swimming etc Guard reinforced with fit men – just arrived in Egypt. Played Housie at night.
Thursday July 8
Just another ordinary day. In afternoon received batch of mail – eight letters in all. At night pictures at Tommy Conv. Depot “Smilin’ Thru”.
Friday July 9
Did not go swimming today – too windy. Stayed and played cards instead. Again played Housie in evening.