Item 06: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 16 August-22 November 1916 - Page 126

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which means sigs on the hill all night with a lamp This makes the duties on the Sigs pretty hard; Lieut Smith paid us a visit today; We are leaving here the day after tomorrow & anything going by train goes tomorrow; 17,000 French Calvary have landed in Egypt & I believe they are to go Mecca way. Major Smith arrived back & took charge of C. Squadron the day before yesterday Enemy planes are never seen in this part of the world now, & there is no doubt we have the supremacy of the air; Busy tonight packing up our gear ready to load on the Camels at 6.30 AM; R.S.M. Frost came here today with 38 reinforcements, we were all surprised to see him. his arm completely cured

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