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Tuesday 20 February 1917

I was warned last night to be ready to attend a Cavalry School at Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo for 1 month – I am glad – it means a refresher, a course for Senior Officers – BATHS, clean clothes & Tucker & a chance to get rid of my infernal NILE BOILS etc:- I go in about 3 days time.

Yesterday a few HATS were being issued – 1 Soldier tried one & said QUATER (meaning Q.M.S.) this hat is too small, what one is it – the Quartermaster Sergeant replied 6 7/8. Well, give me a 9.10.11 replied the Wag (TRUE). Lovely warm day but cold nights still.

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Nice letter from Mrs. Auntie MILLS.

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