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that of the Hororata We lived mostly from the canteens on both boats. We steamed out of Alexandria on Tuesday 13th June with a gunboat as escort. We kept close to the African Coast pretty well all the way to Gibraltar when we were about three days out from Alexandria our escort changed from a gunboat to two destroyers. We pulled in to Gibraltar on Tuesday 19th June & C & D Coys of 34th Btn were doing submarine guard when we came to Gibraltar they dismounted us We only stayed two hours & steamed out & we had to mount guard again. Gibraltar seemed a very pretty place from the ship the town seemed to be built on the side of the great

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