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Re: Need to know

Jim, the numbers you give ring a bell of sorts, but I don't remember having possession of the pay books. At the same time I think of a booklet about the size of a playing card with a soft white cover, but as I said I do not remember keeping it on my person.

We were paid I think on a Thursday, an officer sat at a table with the money and we marched in gave our name and number, to an officer who probably knew us quite well, gave us the money we saluted done an about turn and marched out. Your estimate of pay seems about right, but in Egypt I think I only drew about seventy five piastres , an allowance being paid to my mother, and the rest going to savings. I was really glad of that when spending my post Suez time in london

I also strain memory to recall that we wore our identity discs, (now known as dogtags) again in Suez. In London we were issued a photo I.D with relevant information including unit etc.

Is it do you think possible that our pay books were kept for us for safety and security reasons.

Re: Need to know - by Bill Badger - Aug 8, 2017 4:45pm
Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 8, 2017 6:54pm
Re: Need to know - by Bill Badger - Aug 8, 2017 8:54pm
Re: Need to know - by John Grant - Aug 9, 2017 1:56pm
Re: Need to know - by robert sharp - Aug 9, 2017 2:57pm
Re: Need to know - by Bill Badger - Aug 9, 2017 4:10pm
Re: Need to know - by robert sharp - Aug 9, 2017 4:52pm
Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 9, 2017 6:45pm
Re: Need to know - by robert sharp - Aug 9, 2017 7:11pm
Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 9, 2017 8:04pm
Re: Need to know - by Rod Amey - Aug 10, 2017 8:10am
Re: Need to know - by Bill Badger - Aug 10, 2017 4:55pm
Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 10, 2017 6:36pm
Re: Need to know - by Bill Badger - Aug 10, 2017 8:43pm
Re: Need to know - by robert sharp - Aug 10, 2017 9:30pm
Re: Need to know - by Gwynn Felton - Aug 10, 2017 11:04pm
Re: Need to know - by Jim Watson - Aug 11, 2017 6:57pm
Re: Need to know - by Rod Amey - Aug 11, 2017 7:49am
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