Item 01: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 19 December 1914-31 December 1915 - Page 48
Col re Camp Cooker
Major Smith 10 A.S.C.
More Desert here, dust thick & 50000 men ready to March if needed, we hear now that France is our objective but at this game one never knows what is in front. This Camp Heliopolis is the site of an immense aerodrome or place for flying machine races etc. alongside are the old posts the "Mamelukes" & Napoleons old & new, mixed up together, wooden plows & Electric Motors & Flying Machines.