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Re: The End of An Era..?

Hi Dick,sorry for unexplained post after having submitted several times and it all came to nothing I sent a last remark not expecting it go anywhere either, so typical😘 Well I plead my age and that this gadget hates me. I will try again later with proper supervision
regards Doreen

Re: The End of An Era..?

It is sad to see the Forum come to an end, but isn't that what they say about "All good things"?

While our time spent serving in the Canal Zone was many decades ago, that time spent in Egypt became an important part of inner identities.
Because of National Service we had troops serving around the world and were part of the British Empire ( good or bad). When I was in my late teens I had four close friends and we were " called up" around the same time and shipped out after a few months.
I was sent to Suez (literally beside the city of Suez), Bert was sent to Kenya, Joe to Cyrenaica, Donald to BAOR and Freddie to Bermuda ( poor sod). We all returned around the same time and picked up where we left off and actually rarely spoke of our times overseas. I learned nothing of post-war Germany, or Kenya and Freddie never told us of his hardships in Bermuda.

That's a long winded way of saying it was good to revive my memories through reading and sharing on the Forum and it helped remind me that we were privileged to have been "selected" to be part of Britain's history. I don't think I enjoyed it at the time, I spent eighteen months in a tent looking out on the Eastern Desert (it runs along the foot of the Ataqua Mountains).
But time smoothes out all the wrinkles and I have only good feelings about my time in Suez.

Quoise tamam effendies!!

Jim W.