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Re: Memories

MMG stood for "Missions to Mediterranian Garrisons". Each individual mission was run entirely by volunteer-ladies from the UK and they were a blessing (no pun intended).
The particular mission in the Suez Garrison was part of our REME camp's compound (it was smack in the middle of our eastern perimeter) and as such was part of our perimeter patrols' responsibility.
The Suez MMG consisted of a lovely single story stone-building in a palm shaded garden, with tropical styled Reading Room and a very nice canteen. It beat the NAAFI by a country mile (but no beer). I recall that the two ladies who ran it were known as "Miss Smith" (Edinburgh) and "Miss Farrell" (Nottingham).
I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the serving staff were entirely Egyptian nationals and very courteous and attentive. It was the nearest thing to an officers mess we would ever see.
Sundays were reserved for activities more appropriate to what the MMG name implies.

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