11th August

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Range allotments. 30 yards and open.

Individual training by battalions.

Leave allotments to Cairo and Alexandria.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Officers’ mess ‘dine in’ night with guests from other units. CO proceeded to Cairo for conference re disturbances in Cairo personnel of 78 Division.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0630 Bttn PT.

0830 Range practice (as per Training Instructor No 1, 9/8/44).



12th August

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR

Individual training by battalions.

Leave allotments to Cairo and Alexandria.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Police Commissioner’s dance well attended and looked like a Brigade reunion. Pipe Band at this unit entertained with music and dances.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0630 Bttn PT.

0830 E Coy on firing range.

1700 Bttn Sports Committee Meeting.



13th August

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Brigade Commander and all COs ordered to Cairo for conference at Divisional HQ.

Apparently some members of the division rioted in Cairo, having at last became outraged by the robbing and tricking and exorbitant prices of that very overrated city. The affair was smoothed over with a caution.

Individual training and leave allotments continue.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

CO addressed the bttn on the subject of the recent demonstration in Cairo and the possible consequences. Lieut Doyle to hospital


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0900 Cricket match – G Coy versus S Coy.

1100 Voluntary RC Church Parade.

1200 Bttn Sports Committee Meeting.

1400 CO’s O Group on future moves of bttn. Movement Order No 7 issued; warning Bttn Advance Party to move 1600 hrs, 15th August.



14th August

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Individual training by battalions.

Range allotments on the Open Ranges.

Leave to Cairo and Alexandria continues.

All COs speak to their battalions concerning the disturbances in Cairo.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Captain Rawlings to hospital. Discussion in the Mess on the merits of an Empire Army to garrison the Empire and its outposts.


2 Innisks – SIDI BISHR.

General Sir B Paget (C in C, MEF) visits camp.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0630 CO addresses bttn at PT parade on recent incidents in Cairo.

0930 CO addresses R Coy.

Bttn trial football match – ‘Possibles’ v ‘Probables’.



15th August

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Battalion Pioneer Platoons and A/Tk Platoons assemble at the School of Mechanical Engineering for short course of instruction.

Individual training by battalions.

Last leave party from Cairo and Alexandria return. No more leave parties allotted after this.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Invasion of southern France received with enthusiasm. I section construct 20 foot sand model for CO’s talk on the battle of San Giovanni


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0900 Five day leave party left for Alexandria.

Pioneer Platoon personnel proceeded on 13 day course organised on divisional basis.

1200 Bttn Advance Party move (due to take place at 1600 hrs) postponed until further orders.