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Re: Going and coming

Bob, my all-expenses-paid ocean going trip was yours in reverse.
I sailed out from Liverpool on the troopship "Lancashire" (an ancient old tub which was scrapped three years later). There were no cabins, except for officers and families. There were four decks with aisles of folding three tier bunks, I was in "D deck" which was down in the bowels. But it was all exciting times - we were on our way to the Suez Canal.

First stop Malta for a one day visit, but not before we were crashing through the Bay of Biscay and all praying, "Roll on death".
We didn't know it at the time but we were collecting memories to last us a lifetime.
After about twenty months in the Canal Zone I flew home in a Hermes (civilian airline) and spent some time in a disembarkation(?) camp near London, as we all waited for our different Demob dates. We had to hand in some of our gear and kept one uniform and field kit for our three year AER (Army Emergency Reserve) obligation.

And the rest is history. . . . I'm glad it included me.

JimW.

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