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Sat 25
The troops had a route march this morning & a pretty stiff one too; this afternoon was a holiday & after tea the lads decided to ease their feelings a little by ducking the men who raided the canteen in the Canal & it made a good sport two cooks were first thrown in & a couple of batmen took shelter in the Officer's Mess; The officers took it as a joke & made themselves scarce & the batmen soon followed the cooks & a couple of the troopers into the Canal.

We have a good deal of trouble getting messages through here on account of the Egyptians being constantly on the phone           An aeroplane has been flying out on to the desert daily from here, but we have had no reports of the enemy

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