Item 06: Frank Valentine Weir diary excerpts, letters and news clippings, 24 June 1915-1 August 1918 - Page 148
Novr Sunday 28
We will be at this time tomorrow am sending you a Cable to say "Arrived Safely" A smooth passage & we have picked up another escort so should be safe now – Weather warm again – Communion Service in [indecipherable] room, I took part – I was thankful to be still alive –
Arrived safely – Presented Skipper & Chief Officers with silver outfits in recognition of their skill –
Stayed the night at Windsor & with a party from ship heard old Ada Reeve sing, "The Long Long Trail", a pretty popular sad story –
Arrived at -- & got leave to go Cairo to store Kit – I am here at the Base for a few weeks but do not know yet
You may expect to hear of a scrap within the next few weeks –
Returned to Camp no news of Kit so got some more in Cairo, met many old friends there but very few soldiers mostly Tarbrushes now – Got another batch of letters returned from England – I am so "[indecipherable]"