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17th February, 1936

17th February, 1936

Warmer and smooth sea, all very quiet aboard ship – very few attended Divine Service – Governor of Malta very ill. Called at Plymouth where a good many more passengers left and then to Woolwich. Arrived safely at 6am on February 14th. Arrived Newcastle on […]

2nd February, 1936

2nd February, 1936

Left ship on tug off Suez. Motor cars awaited us. A drive of 80 miles through Suez and the desert to Cairo. Coffee at Shepheards and then to the museum where the treasures of King Tutankhamen are stored. The usual visit to the Bazaars where […]

29th January, 1936

29th January, 1936

Landed at Aden. Visited the Tanks, built about 2500 years ago to conserve water – when there is any to conserve. When we saw them they had been empty since 1928. Drove past the Salt Works through the Arab village and to the shopping centre, then back to the ship. The ship rolls a good bit but it is very fine and hot. Nothing much doing and time hangs.

28th January, 1936

28th January, 1936

A largely attended Memorial service for the late King George. Held in the 2nd Class dining hall. There must have been four hundred people present. A most impressive ceremony. At 4:50pm all ex-servicemen assembled on deck wearing their medals and at 5pm (or 1 o’clock […]

25th January, 1936

25th January, 1936

Packed and luggage all away by nine o’clock. Left for ship s.s “Carthage”, at 11:30am and in our cabin “Lala”, our bearer, performs a touching little ceremony when he presents Mac and I with a red rose each and places a rope of beautiful flowers […]

24th January, 1936

24th January, 1936

Visited the Gymkhana Club with Ed. Rose, whilst Mac and Sergeant Milburn went for a swim at Breach Kandy. Edward Rose and Lishman of the Sun Assurance Co. dine with us tonight at the Taj Mahal Hotel.