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July 16 Fri.
Nearly all the special duty contingent selected but not the Clerk. There are 8 candidates for the job:- 1 St. Sgt., 1 Sgt., 1 L.Cpl & 5 ptes. Competition is very keen.
Later: Competition is still keener – there are now only 1 Sgt. 1 L.Cpl & myself in the running.
Latest: Defeat! The lucky man is the Lance Corporal.
Attended Scout meeting – the boys played games some of which were terrifically funny – I don't think I have laughed harder since I've been in Egypt.

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