1st September

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Individual training by battalions during the morning and sports and recreation in the afternoon.

Range allotments at Aboukir and Amiriya.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Continue training


2 Innisks– SIDI BISHR.

Second in Command hold sand model exercise on river crossing. All platoon commanders attend.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0730 E and F Coys on route march.

0930 H Coy on 30 yards range.

TEWT for Admin personnel on sand table of Monte Castellone.



2nd September

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Individual training by battalions.

Sports and recreation during the afternoon.

Range allotments at Aboukir and Amiriya.

GHQ Movement Control Order No 6 S 883 received.

This order gives details of embarkation and the necessary instruction to be carried out prior to the move.

2 LIR,2 Innisks, Brigade HQ and 152 Field Ambulance to go on one ship. 1 RIrF to go separately on another. No information received as to date of departure.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Officers and Sergeants’ Mess parties.


2 Innisks – SIDI BISHR.

Major Cochrane flies to Naples as bttn representative on Divisional advance party.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0730 G and H Coys on route march.

1000 Reshuffle of all coys in order to conform the number of personnel to War Establishment.



3rd September

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Individual training by battalions and allotments on the open range at Aboukir and Amiriya. Sports and recreation in the afternoon. Brigade Commander in Cairo. He is to stay there on the night of 3/4 September and then fly to Italy at 0130 hrs on the 5th.

Lt-Col Preston, G I 78th Division, visits Brigade HQ.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Brigade Church Parade. Divisional Dance Band in Camp Area.


2 Innisks – SIDI BISHR.

Church Parade. Bttn marches to Brigade HQ to attend combined service. Drums and Pipes march the bttn to and from the service.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0900 Ceremonial Church Parades to commemorate 5th anniversary of the war.



4th September

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Individual training by battalions. Sports and recreation in the afternoon.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Lecture by Captain B Kentish on PRI.


2 Innisks – SIDI BISHR.

1200 Commanding Officer holds conference for Company Commander for move to CMF. Move is known as  “Flummox”.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0730 R Coy on route march.

0930 HQ Coy on 30 yards range.



5th September

Brigade HQ – SIDI BISHR.

Brigade Commander flies to Italy, leaves Cairo West aerodrome at 0120 hrs.

Individual battalions by battalions.

Brigade HQ play 2 LIR at cricket at Mustapha Barracks. 2 LIR won by 8 runs.


1 RIrF – SIDI BISHR.

Sgt KB Hanssen re-joined unit.


2 LIR – EGYPT.

0730 S and HQ Coys on route march.

1200 Movement Order No 8 issued. Bttn moving to unknown destination under operational conditions. D Day for move 8/9/44.