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Re: Memories

Rod, if I had my choice of postings it would have been Malta (preferably doorman at the British Consulate).
Our troopship had a one-day stop in Valetta and we had a lovely time ashore before being summoned to leave by the sad moan of the foghorn from HMTS Lancashire. And then it was . . . "Next stop Port Said!!" and memories to last a lifetime (good and bad) which I wouldn't change for anything.
I loved Valetta and the people were very friendly to us when they heard we were enroute to the Canal Zone.

After a few days confined to camp at Port Said and I was on my way to REME Station Workshops (dropped off at the gate like the day's mail) in Suez at the southern tip of the Canal Zone, just before the Gulf of Suez. I got to swim in the Gulf about three times and sailed around it once aboard HMS Peacock, dropping depth charges all over the place (just the Brits flexing their muscles).
Not bad for a nineteen year old, whose knees were still pink.

When I got back home in 1953 I was twenty . . . going-on-twenty-five.

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Re: Memories - by Rod Amey - May 12, 2017 8:06am
Re: Memories - by Jim Watson - May 12, 2017 10:42pm
Re: Memories - by Rod Amey - May 13, 2017 7:34am
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