Letter: last trip to Egyptian Canal Zone

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I organise return visits back to the Egyptian Canal Zone where I also served in the 1950s along with thousands of other Personnel.

I know that many service people who live in your circulation area were stationed there during the trouble times of the 1950s.

Many of our service personnel died and are buried in the cemeteries that we visit: Ismailia - Fayid - Moascar - tel-el-kebir.

I will take photos of any friends’ or loved ones’ graves if any of your readers would like me to (complimentary).

This is our final visit to these cemeteries. Also if any of your readers would like to join us on our last group I still have a few places left and will send full details to any of your readers who served in the zone or have friends or relatives buried out there who may be interested in joining our group visit in April/May 2015. We will be visiting Cairo and staying at a hotel in Ismailia overlooking Lake Timsa and visiting other places in the Canal Zone.

I am limited to 25 places on this reunion visit due to the fact it is still a Military Restricted area – spouses/families (must be over 20 yrs of age) are welcome.

This will be our last visit to the Egyptian Canal Zone due to age and health reasons.

Alf Avison, Middle East Land Forces Association, PO Box 99, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 9NS. Email: alfavison@talktalk.net