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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Monday 24th May – Thursday 27th May 1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 19th May – Sunday 23rd May 1943 Monday May 24 Day 778 Still on Sisters Compound.  Many rumours circulating concerning 1st, 2nd & 3rd Echelon returning home.  All leave cancelled to Cairo – believe Div will even be at Maadi.  Began usual weekly letters at night. Tuesday May 25 … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Wednesday 19th May – Sunday 23rd May 1943

Click here for entry for Friday 14th May (cont.) – Tuesday 18th May 1943 Wednesday May 19 Day 773 Weather properly cleared – usual swimming during afternoon.  House at night – chasing snow-ball worth over £5 – not successful. Thursday May 20 Day 774 Arose fairly early doing washing. At canal in afternoon.  Several large cargo … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 14th May (cont.) – Tuesday 18th May 1943

Click here for entry for Sunday 9th May – Friday 14th May 1943 … hospital.  Had rather good form – Maoris singing hymns – last part being played.  Continued writing at night. Saturday May 15 Day 769 Arose early going on ration truck for trip to Ismailia – filled in a few hours returning in time … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Sunday 9th May – Friday 14th May 1943

Click here for entry for Tuesday 4th May – Saturday 8th May 1943 Sunday May 9 Day 763 Arose early doing washing.  Afternoon down to Canal for swim – rather nice there – can buy tea – cold drinks & cakes etc.  Water still lovely & cool.  At night played housie then continued writing. The unconditional … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 4th May – Saturday 8th May 1943

Click here for entry for Friday 30th April (cont.) – Monday 3rd May 1943 Tuesday May 4 Day 758 Again out to Stanley Bay where spent the majority of the day.  Returned and at night attended concert at Jewish Club, but rather disappointed with it. Wednesday May 5 Day 759 During morning did some shopping … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Alexandria 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entries from Tuesday 27th April – Friday 30th April 1943 and Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 1943, he wrote of his leave in Alexandria.  These photos were possibly taken during this period of leave.  The caption to the photos is what he had written on the back of them.

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Alexandria 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entries from Tuesday 27th April – Friday 30th April 1943 and Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 1943, he wrote of his leave in Alexandria.  These photos were possibly taken during this period of leave.  The caption to the photos is what he had written on the back of them.

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Alexandria 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entries from Tuesday 27th April – Friday 30th April 1943 and Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 1943, he wrote of his leave in Alexandria.  These photos were possibly taken during this period of leave.  The caption to the photos is what he had written on the back of them.

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Alexandria 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entries from Tuesday 27th April – Friday 30th April 1943 and Friday 30th April – Monday 3rd May 1943, he wrote of his leave in Alexandria.  These photos were possibly taken during this period of leave.  The caption to the photos is what he had written on the back of them.

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Friday 30th April (cont.) – Monday 3rd May 1943

Click here for entry for Tuesday 27th April (cont.) – Friday 30th April 1943 … Journeyed to promenade going westward to docks & Farouk’s Palace – gigantic place – bigger than that in Cairo.  Wonderful sheltered harbour – many ships berthed.  Returned past Nabi Danial Mosque believed to be burial palace of Alexander the Great.  At … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Pompey’s Pillar 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entry on Friday 30 April 1943, when we was on leave in Alexandria, he wrote of visiting Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria.  This photo was possibly taken on this day.  The caption to the photo is what he had written on the back of the photo. Following info taken from Wikipedia – “Pompey’s Pillar … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Ras el-Tin Palace 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entry on Thursday 29 April 1943, when we was on leave in Alexandria, he wrote of visiting Ras el-Tin Palace in Alexandria.  This photo was possibly taken on this day.  The caption to the photo is what he had written on the back of the photo. Following info taken from Wikipedia – ” … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Photos of Stanley Bay 1943

In my Grandfather’s diary entry on Wednesday 28 April 1943, when we was on leave in Alexandria, he wrote of visiting Stanley Bay in Alexandria.  These photos were possibly taken on this day.  The caption to the photo is what he had written on the back of the photo.

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Tuesday 27th April (cont.) – Friday 30th April 1943

Click here for entry for Saturday 24th April (cont.) – Tuesday 27th April 1943 … Evening visited cabaret on promenade out towards El Bala(?). Wednesday April 28 Day 752 Visited Stanley Bay in morning – nearly four miles out, beautiful little bay about size of Corsair but simply lined with bathing sheds.  Stayed there being in … Continue reading

Grandad’s WWII Diary – Saturday 24th April (cont.) – Tuesday 27th April -1943

Click here for entry for Wednesday 21st April – Saturday 24th April 1943 … and as too late to obtain overnight leave.  At night while in Beer Bar met T Coutts (?).  Afterward looking in at several cafes – all places now close down at 10P.M. Sunday April 25 Day 750 As arranged met Jim in … Continue reading

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