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                             Guest Book Entries
New entries are added to the top of the list.   Number of entries now on the list =  170

Name
Gerald 'Baz' Beasley
Email
gerrybeasley[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. El Hamra from November 1953 till May 1956.
How you learned about this site
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Comments
I was a motor mechanic with 51 MT, attatched to the RAF Regiment.
Many thanks for a great site, I have looked over it many times in the last two years.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
15 March 2010


Name
Alf  Avison
Email
alfavison[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Fayid and worked in Staff Message Control G.H.Q. in the R.A.S.C.
1954  to  1955 then on to Cyprus until 1956.
How you learned about this site
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Comments
When I retired in 1993 I decided that I would organise reunion visits back to the Canal Zone because my civilian work had taken me back to Egypt over the years.
I had completed contracts (Employment Law)  for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and other departments of the Government so had dealings with the British Embassy and had made many visit back to Cairo.
I have arranged over 50 of these trips and my next group is in may 2010 and we are in the early stages of planning next years (2011 ).
I am visiting Cairo again this week (March 19th for meetings) and have returned over 250 times in total.
The Canal Zone area is still a Military Zone and we have to make applications to enter which I make all the applications to the authorities and obtain the Military Passes as well as the Visas.
Many of the old Camps are still there, only many are now missile sites and have high walls round them.
My old Camp has a wall over 20 feet high.   Moascar has a wall in places over 30 ft tall.
We stay at a hotel overlooking the Great Bitter Lakes as well as having the chance to visit the Pyramids/Sphinx/ Egyptian Museum to see the Treasures of Tutankhamen.
Any person who is interested in returning back to visit the Canal Zone area can contact me and I will send them details.
Alf  Avison
P. O. Box 99
Spalding
Lincolnshire.  PE11 9NS
Date Posted on site
15 March 2010


Name
Eric Scotson
Email
escotson[]hotmail.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.    Army 2 Air Support Signal Unit (2ASSU)  R.A.F. Camp Fayid.
1950 to 1953
How you learned about this site
I was on Google looking for a map of Fayid and several clicks later came across this website which is super.                                
Comments
In the later part of 1953 I was re-posted to 6 Boys Training Regt at Brayton Camp, Near Selby Yorks, I was in charge of all sports for the boys and was Captain of the football team.  I was demobed in 1954 and now spend all my time for the Royal British Legion in Tyldesley Lancs, of which I am now the President of the Branch.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
04 January 2010


Name
Ron Cave
Email
whisky[]iinet.net.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Air Force.  90 Group, Ismailia at the Telecommunications Centre. (Wireless Fitter.)
1951 to 1954.
How you learned about this site
I was recommended to the site by ex RAF man Brian Mitchell who also recently found you.

Comments
I, with my family emigrated here to Perth, Western Australia in 1981 and am now retired.
I am an Empire Windrush survivor and some while ago I found a book written by the then First Officer, W.N.Seybold, called ‘Women and Children first – the loss of the Empire Windrush’.
I have just recently published my autobiography called ‘Glittering Shadows’ about 30 pages of which are devoted to the RAF, Ismailia and the Windrush story. You can see more details on my blog www.glitteringshadows.com
Thanks for the site and all the effort.
Date Posted on site
17 December 2009


Name
Arthur O Hara
Email
asharrow[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.    Served with the R.A.S.C. attached to No 1 Hygene Wing R.A.M.C. at Gebel Maryam 1953 until the shut down, then we all went to Cyprus.
How you learned about this site
I am new to computors and I just typed in 'Suez Canal Zone' and I was amazed at what I found.
Comments
I think this site is great. I found a name I knew, Alan Randle and emailed him but the email provider said the address was no longer active. I was a driver in the RASC and carried on doing it in civilian life and I met Alan Taylor, ( who was at the Hygene Wing,) in the Watford Gap Services once and I also met Peter Baylis a couple of times in his home town of West Brom. I would love to hear from anyone still around from those days who remembers me.
Keep up the good work Charlie. This has brought back a lot of memories to me. Thank You.
Date Posted on site
17 December 2009


Name
John Gaughan
Email
john.gaughan[]live.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. Abyad, October 1951- May 1953
TCM R.A.F. Ismailia May, 1953 - November 1953
How you learned about this site
Through a member of West Yorkshire Branch of Suez Vets.

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Date Posted on site
07 December 2009


Name
John (Preggo) Preston.
Email
preston447[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Shandur. RAOC stores section att/d 19th armoured workshops.
1953 - 1954

How you learned about this site
My eldest son came across your site by chance and refered me to it.
Comments
I have enjoyed reading through it  immensely.  Thank you for your indulgence.
John Preston.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
15 November 2009


Name
Paul Montague  (22904691 Cpl)
Email
postmaster[]pandamontague.plus.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Engineers from 1953 to1955 at 12 D.C.R.E. at Moascar and TeK.  2  Base Laundry R.A.O.C. at Qassasin on attachment for 12 months, then with The Seaforth Highlanders at Falaise Camp.
How you learned about this site
Browsing.
Comments
It was hot but at Qassasin we had a fantastic swimming pool which we used every afternoon in the summer. Apart from that it was a lonely existence. We also had a returned stores depot so had access to bundles of great gear we also had our dobying done by the laundry staff  (fantastic).  I moved around a bit but would be pleased to hear from anyone known to me.  I found your site just browsing, well done, it’s great.  I will carry on looking. Very interesting.
Date Posted on site
29 September 2009


Name
Ronald Plumridge
Email
ronald.plumridge[]yahoo.com.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. 1953 -1955
First year attatched to Army Engineers, D.C.R.E. Suez, then 107 MU RAF Kasfareet,  RAF Fire Service.
How you learned about this site
Searching for info about the Canal Zone.

Comments
I never thought all that served in the Canal Zone would ever be given any recognition, but better late than never.  Your site is first class, lots of good memories.  All the best.     
Date Posted on site
29 September 2009


Name
Peter F. Thompson.
Email
peterfdesert[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.E.M.E. 27 Command Workshops, Moascar 1951- 1952.
How you learned about this site
From a fellow Vet.   I now live in California.

Comments
Great site Charlie. Even though we were in a "garbage dump", it brings back many good memories.
Date Posted on site
29 September 2009


Name
Nev Lancelotte
Email
nevlance[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   LAD  R.E.M.E. 40th Fd Regt.  R.A. Geneifa.  1954 - 1955.
How you learned
about this site

Browsing
Comments
A  very interesting nostalgic experience!  Thanks a lot.
Date Posted on site
02 September 2009


Name
Robert Strong
Email
ras669kw[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   First Bat. East Surrey Regt.  Tel el Kebir. 1953 - 1954
How you learned about this site
While browsing
Comments
A very interesting web site
Date Posted on site
30 August 2009


Name
John Hatch
Email
j.hatch[]sympatico.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.E.M.E. workshops, Fayid. 1952 - 1954, MT dept.
How you learned about this site
I learned about your site from another Vet
Comments
I have to say that it brought back quite a few memories. Now I would like to find someone that remembers me !
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
30 August 2009


Name
Harry Wood  (Cpl)
Email
harsue[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   307  L of C Workshops, R.E.M.E.  Moascar Garrison. (Orderly Room Clerk.)
December 1946 until August 1948.
How you learned about this site
Browsing.
Comments
I have often tried to find some of my comrades with whom I served.  If you place this in the Guest Book it may be seen by someone who remembers me.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
28 July 2009


Name
Bob Wood
Email
bobwood[]hillhollow.demon.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   284 Field Security Section.  Jan 1951 to May 1952 .
Port Tewfik, Fayid, Moascar and Ismailia  
How you learned about this site
Browsing
Comments
Transferred from Royal Artillery after nearly 5 years to what I expected to be a cushy number in the
Intelligence Corps.  It was too, though exciting at times.  I saw the Lancashire Fusiliers storm the Bureau Sanitaire in January 1952.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
28 July 2009


Name
Phil Caine
Email
pacaine[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.    RAF Abu Sueir, Dental Centre. From February 1952 to January 1953.  Then posted to Aden.
How you learned about this site
By entering  'RAF Abu Sueir' into Google
Comments
I wish I had found your site long ago.  Now retired of course and living in Formby near Southport.
Date Posted on site
28 July 2009


Name
John (Jock) Marrs
Email
Weriwuli[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   40 Coy R.A.S.C.  1st Inf Div Tpt Column, Keren Camp, Fanara 1952 - 1954
How you learned about this site
From a fellow Suez Veteran.
Comments
Hi Charlie, Great website, appreciated it very much, keep up the good work.
Date Posted on site
26 July 2009


Name
Derek Turner
Email
carole.dek32[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   48 Co. Water Transport. 'C' Flotilla. R.A.S.C.
3 months in Port Said, May, June and July 1952.  Then Adabiya August 1952 until November 1953.  
How you learned about this site
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Comments
Just discovered your website and boy did it bring back memories.  I've passed your website on to a couple of mates, and I'm sure they'll find it as interesting as me. Thanks a lot. Derek Turner. 
Date Posted on site
13 July 2009


Name
Jack Leatherbarrow
Email
jackleatherbarrow554[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. El Firdan
1953 - 1955
How you learned about this site
Browsing for the Canal Zone
Comments
I am very pleased to already have a success on the "Where are you now" page of your website.
Some other members of the Old El Firdanians are already on from years back, so I thought I would try something different and ask for my own trade, - cook, - and it paid off.
 Thank you once again. Yours Jack.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
04 July 2009


Name
Alan Barton
Email
alan.barton[]live.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   109 Maintenace Unit. R.A.F. Abyad.
1953 - 1954. 
How you learned about this site
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Date Posted on site
30 June 2009


Name
Charles Friend
Email
friend877[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Engineers.  DCRE  Moascar.
1950 - 1953
How you learned about this site
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Comments
Married there at RC Church 1951.  Now live in Bexhill on Sea and also in Spain.
Many thanks and congrats on your site... I will sort out some photos.
Date Posted on site
30 June 2009


Name
Les Meen
Email
sadsue7[]live.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Engineers.  Wagon Hill  Camp, near Fayid
1952 - 1954
How you learned about this site
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Comments
I went out on the 'Windrush' and came back on the 'Dilwara'.   I remember seeing the Royal Yacht 'Brittania' going through the canal, but when was that?
I think you have a great site and will visit it as often as I can.  Thank you for the memories and nostalgic feed back
Date Posted on site
21 June 2009


Name
John Ward
Email
john.ward043[]sympatico.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   2 Base Workshops, R.E.M.E. Tel el Kebir. (Vehicle Mechanic.)
1954 - 1956
How you learned about this site
While browsing for T.e.K.
Comments
Your Website is superb.  My memories are still sharp about my time there. I flew there in a 'York' and came home with the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in a troopship.  I now live in Oshawa, Ontario, Canada  but am originally from Gainsborough, Lincs.  During late 1956 I saw a photo of an aerial view of Tel el Kebir in a copy of the London Illustrated News. I've never been able to find one since, can anyone help?
Date Posted on site
21 June 2009


Name
Keith Irving Moore
Email
irving.moore[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   107 MU. RAF Kasfareet.  Equipment Wing.   Billet 22.
August 1953 – April 1955
How you learned about this site
Browsing
Comments
 I have just come across this site by accident and I have to admit I am amazed by the information and photographs you have obtained.  Having to exist on an airman’s pay during those years in Egypt there was very little left for anything outside beer and fags. However I shall be digging for the few photographs that I do have.  Thank for a great site.
Date Posted on site
21 June 2009


Name
Jack Maddox
Email
john.maddox[]wanadoo.fr
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  16 Airborne Workshop,16 Para. El Kirsh.
1952 - 1953
How you learned about this site
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Comments
I was the camp minstrel and played guitar and sang all round the Moascar Garrison and also had a residency on Saturday nights at Alex`s bar in Ismailia.  Eventually I was joined by others and we provided a complete concert party which led to invites to other units in the Brigade inc. 9 Airborne Squadron, 33 Light Regt. RA, the Guards Coy and the NAAFI club.  There was nothing at El Kirsh, only sand and we had to go into 'Ish' and Moascar to rejoin civilisation.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
24 May 2009


Name
Sgt Kenneth George (Ginger) Cooke.  (Deceased.)  Details sent in by his daughter Sylvia.
Email
sylviamargaret.fletcher[]virgin.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Air Force. Stationed at Ismailia, Abu Sueir, Kasfareet and El Firdan.
1949 - 1951
How you learnt about
this site

Browsing
Comments
I was a child living in the Canal Zone, we lived at Ismailia and Abu Sueir and was evacuated on The Empress Of Australia, which had arrived at Port Said with more British families, but they did not leave the ship. Instead they took aboard as many evacuees as they could and we left for Southampton.  Dad was invalided out of the RAF, due to deafness, either late 1956 or early 1957.
I still have very vivid memories of my childhood days in the Canal Zone, and enjoy visiting your site regularly. My very best wishes, I wish you continued success with your website. Sylvia Fletcher.(nee Cooke.)
Date Posted on site
10 May 2009


Name
Ernie Ball
Email
neverstitch[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   9 BAD. No3. Platoon.
July 1953 - January 1955
How you learnt about this site
Browsing  (Link from 'The Suppressed Story' website.)

Comments
It was great just to browse your site and be reminded of many things.  Well done.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
10 May 2009


Name
Ronald Phipps
Email
ronaldphipps[]ymail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. Abyad and R.A.F. Fanara
1950 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
Came across the site accidentally.
Comments
I was absolutely fascinated with all the photos on the site, all the memories came flooding back. I was a member of the Phoenix Boat Club, with my own canoe spending a lot of time having fun on the Bitter Lakes,
it was at the boat club I celebrated my 21st birthday.
 I was employed in the fabric shop at RAF Abyad
along with some local workers. I now live at Holmes Chapel in Cheshire.
Date Posted on site
11 April 2009


Name
Fred Nicklin
Email
frednicklin[]hotmail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   107 MU  R.A.F. Kasfareet
April 1954 to March 1956
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
I served in Station Workshops as a General Fitter, first as J/T and later a Cpl.  I was a member of the Motor Cycle club from its inception and rode round the camp on a grey and red Norton motorbike with a side car. From February 1955 I was a Coxswain for the 107 MU Sailing Club rescue boat 'Boney', also looked after the generator there and was part of the sleeping-in picket at the Club House and Lido until the club closed
in 1956.  I now live and work in Zambia at the foot of Lake Tanganyika where I am an engineering consultant at a small harbour.  My family live in Oxfordshire and I visit them yearly.
Date Posted on site
23 March 2009.


Name
John (Taffy) Thomas
Email
j.thomas22[]sky.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   I was a driver at R.A.F. Abu Sultan
1953 -1955.
How you learnt about this site
I Googled RAF Abu Sultan
Comments
A very good site. You must have spent many hours getting it up and running, for which I thank you.
I attach 9 photos which may be of interest.
Date Posted on site
16 March 2009


Name
Bob Butterworth
Email
butterworth247[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   82 Locating Battery, R.A. Rimini Camp, Geneifa.
Late 1953 to early 1956.
How you learnt about this site
Google.
Comments
Rimini camp was about 2 miles North of Geneifa, set back west from the Treaty Road and behind the
much larger camp occupied by 26th Field, R.A.  There were only 250 of us: no NAAFI, just 4 shower heads for ORs (delivering water only in the middle of the night). Flies, guard duties, road blocks, cable patrols and lousy food in the cookhouse --- but vibrant, hilarious, companions who generated the sort of comradeship that I have not encountered again over the past 55 years, and which left me with memories I still treasure.
I now live in Pembrokeshire.
Date Posted on site
03 March 2009


Name
John Riggott
Email
johnriggotte[]gmail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Signals 3 L of C (Signal Office) Moascar Garrison and
Signals Detachment in the Golf Course Camp Port Said. MELF 9.
Autumn of 1953 to February 1955 
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
My trade  was Teleprinter - Operator and Mechanic.
I will continue to be in contact, I am looking for photos.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
03 March 2009


Name
George Rountree
Email
g.rountree[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   41st Field Regiment R.A.  El Ballah.
July 1949 to July 1950
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
Did two fortnights of guard duty at the C-in-C MELF's compound.  Did a month as a conductor on the Canal Army Bus Service in Ismailia while billited in Moascar. Went out on the WINDRUSH from Southampton and returned to Liverpool on LANCASHIRE.  Was in the last National Service demob group (253) to be released before six months was added to the 18 months because of the Korean war.  I have written around 20 pages about my experiences.  If anyone's interested I could e-mail them
Date Posted on site
29 January 2009


Name
David Chaplin (LAC)
Email
andychaplin2[]aol.com   (Son's e-mail address.)
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Air Force.
107 MU RAF Kasfareet.  Coppersmith at Station Workshops 
1950 - 1952
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
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Date Posted on site
27 December 2008


Name
Roger Swann  (L/ Bdr)
Email
swann280[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   HQ. R.A. Fayid
1953 to 1955.
How you learnt about this site
I came upon your website by accident, after trawling around looking for Canal Zone Veterans.
  
Comments
Your website is excellent!  I have already been touch with an old comrade (listed in your Guest Book), from the above days, and it was an extremely satisfying experience.
Date Posted on site
10 December 2008


Name
Dennis Hyde.  22203151 Sgt
Email
dahyde[]ymail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Signals.  3 GHQ Signal Regt. Fayid.
1948 - 1952
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
Good and bad times, but great friendship between National Service men and regulars.
I have had no contact from anyone since leaving the Canal Zone.

(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
 
Date Posted on site
24 November 2008


Name
Harold Kay
Email
haroldkay[]shaw.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Safety Equipment Section, RAF Deversoir. 18 September 1950 to 26 May 1952.
(Includes postings to RAF Shaibah, Iraq, 13 July 1951 to 26 October 1951 and
Moascar North Water Filtration Plant, 8 December 1951 to 29 February 1952.)

How you learnt about this site
I'm new to the Internet and found it while browsing.
Comments
What a great site!  What memories!  Would like to hear from anyone who remembers the mid-air collision near Deversoir 12th January, 1951 involving a 213 Squadron Vampire. I packed the emergency 'chute used by F/Lt. Sharett. It was the first or second 'chute I packed after on-the-job training.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)  
Date Posted on site
23 November 2008


Name
Bert (Slip) Fairclough.   Cpl: R.E.M.E.
Email
E-mail me via Charlie Delta.
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  R.E.M.E. Station Workshops, Fayid.   (Veh: Mech. and Refrigeration Eng).
Mid 1952 until October: 1953. 
How you learnt about this site
Surfing the net.
Comments
It was good to see the photos and comments.  Keep up the good work Charlie and thanks a lot mate, I am sure the lads all appreciate your efforts at keeping us in touch.  Cheers !.  Bert Fairclough.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
20 November 2008


Name
John Trevor Cooper
Email
cooperjtc[]hotmail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Engineers. Q Movements, GHQ Fayid.
January 1954 to closure
How you learnt about this site
surfing the net
Comments
Enjoyed looking through the photos. Brought back many memories. Some Good Times.
Date Posted on site
16 November 2008


Name
Don Shaw
Email
shawdonald[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.S.C.  at Moascar Camp
1954 - 1955
How you learnt about this site
Through surfing the web.
Comments
Duties:- guards, transportation, bandwork, (guitar).  Went to Egypt on the 'Empire Ken'.  Left for Tripoli 1956. Very good website, keep it up, many thanks, Don Shaw.
Date Posted on site
16 November 2008


Name
Ken Wakeman
Email
kenwake[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   42 Survey Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers.  Sobrian Camp, Fayid.
1952 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
I found the lead to your brilliant site through the Service Pals Website
Comments
I really enjoyed looking through all those photographs.  Thank you. Ken.
Date Posted on site
11 October 2008


Name
Eric Harrison
Email
christinekay[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Air Force. 107 MU RAF Kasfareet
1951 - 1952
How you learnt about this site
From my music teacher. (He served in the Canal Zone about the same time)
Comments
We needed a website like this.
Date Posted on site
11 October 2008


Name
Jack Newton
Email
jacknew[]lineone.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   1 Port Workshops R.E.M.E. Port Said.  Based at Golf Course Camp Port Said.
1949 - 1950
How you learnt about this site

Comments
Memorable site of interest.  Appears not many had the bad fortune to serve in Port Said.
Date Posted on site
11 October 2008


Name
Roy Purcell
Email
roypurcell[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   2nd Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and R.A.V.C. attached to the R.M.P.'s
How you learnt about this site
I  just bumped into your website.
Comments
Excellent, a great site, well done, and thanks.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
13 September 2008


Name
Douglas N. McLean
Email
doug.mclean2[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Royal Engineers. 25 Field Regiment. 3rd Guards Division.  El Ballah and Moascar 1952 - 1954.
 Then posted to the Arab Legion in Jordan for 12 months.
How you learnt about this site

Comments
Hi Charlie, Well done for a splended web site.
Date Posted on site
29 August 2008


Name
Michael Fynn
Email
mf004i3020[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   30 Company R.A.S.C.  1953 - 1955
How you learnt about this site
Through surfing the net.
Comments
I was based at Suez but did do some time in Fayid and Ismailia, was mainly an ambulance driver, but did some stints on other trucks.
I'm glad I found your website, certainly brings back many memories, have bookmarked it for future reference, thanks for the link.
Date Posted on site
19 July 2008


Name
John Henley  (23027035 Pte)
Email
johnboy[]henleyj.orangehome.co.uk.
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  42 1 Infantry Division, Fayid. 1954 to 1955
119 Sup Ply Platoon, Moascar Garrison. 1955 to 1956.
Then posted to 17 coy Cyprus. February 1956 to May 1956.

How you learnt about this site
By surfing to look for something to do with the Suez Canal Zone.
Comments
I never thought that I would find such a great Website.
Thank you for your time, what a great thing you are doing.  John Boy H.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
08 July 2008


Name
Ray Young 
Email
vryoung[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. Ismailia.
1954

How you learnt about this site
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Comments
I was a 3 year regular with the R.A.F. posted to Egypt January 1954.  I arrived at Ismailia in the January
and after ‘arriving’ was told I was being attached to the Army, GHQ Royal Engineers, CRE Works North, Moascar Garrison.  I dreaded the thought of going to the Army, but as things turned out it was an excellent posting.  After the Treaty was signed I was posted back to the R.A.F. at Abu Sueir HQ MEAF Trooping section.  During my postings I travelled the length of the Canal Road, Port Said and Suez.  The Moascar Garrison was quite some place; we had an outdoor swimming pool which was about a 5 minute walk from camp.  There was the AKC cinema and the Astra.  Not forgetting the YMCA club.  All in all I think we had better facilities that our lads have today.  When at HQ MEAF I was in daily contact with Fayid for the trooping bods back to the UK.  It was through this that 3 of us were able to get permission to make our
own way home.  The R.A.F. flew us FOC to Malta and from there a BEA flight to Rome, Zurich, Basel and Paris, by then we were broke, just enough left for the ferry and train to Victoria Station.  I look upon my
time serving in the Suez Canal era with no regrets; we did have some lads shot up whilst with the Army,
but no way as bad as today.
Once the brain cells get into gear for those days it is amazing how the memories come flooding back, especially some of the photographs.  I have my Medal too.
Thanks for the memories.
Ray Young.  (Attained the dizzy heights of SAC).
Date Posted on site
29 June 2008


Name
Nigel Lillywhite
Email
nigel.lillywhite[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   42 Coy R.A.S.C. 1st Inf Div Colmn. Keren Camp, Fanara.
September 1952 - May 1953.
How you learnt about this site
Browsing for 'Empire Windrush' items.
Comments
Excellent site.  Never thought I should see so many photos of the Canal Zone.
Date Posted on site
19 June 2008


Name
Denis Nuthall
Email
denzo13x[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Suez and Tel el Kebir.  1st Btn. The Buffs, 'A' Coy. 2 Pln.   'S' Coy. 3" Mortar Carriers. 1951-1953
40 Coy. R.A.S.C. Keren Camp, Fanara. 1954-1955.
Decamped Dhekelia, Cyprus. 1955
How you learnt about this site
From my mate Charlie Wright who was stationed at RAF Fanara.
Comments
Over the past 50 odd years I have had little reason to recall my army service time or service pals.
As a result most memories are faint, most faces have gone and only the odd name is remembered.
However, in the short time I have been on the Internet and through a mate who was in the RAF, I have found these websites. I have enjoyed chats with fellows I don't even know but were in the same Regiment or Corps, some memories long forgotten have returned.  I have made contact and reminised with an old friend and been reminded of other old friends and for a time, (a very short time,) felt young again.  I owe these pleasant recalled memories to Charlie Delta and others who run these web pages.  Thank you all.
Date Posted on site
16 May 2008


Name
Stan Taylor  (s/22916490-L/Cpl)
Email
dc3[]tadaust.org.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.S.C. 3 GHQ. MELF 17 at Fayid.
1954 to 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Whilst looking for info on the Suez Canal Zone.

Comments
Your site was full of nostalgic memories for me, a great site.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
25 April 2008


Name
Fred Williamson
Email
fredwill[]supanet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   With the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards at Shandur.
December 1952 until November 1953
How you learnt about this site
I found your site as I was surfing for info about the Zone.
Comments
It is a great site, more power to your elbow, keep up the good work. It was nice to see again some of the places that I could only see in my memory as I lost all of my photos when my home was flooded and ruined them.  They were good memories of good friends and times, we made the most of what we had.
Date Posted on site
19 April 2008


Name
Cliff Potter
Email
Cliff.Potter[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. Ismailia (HQ MEAF)  MT section.
January 1953 to June 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Searching for some information on a specific RAF topic.

Comments
I think your Website is very interesting. The range provided is very wide and it is the first time that I have
been able to find a decent map of the Zone.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
16 April 08


Name
Peter Jump
Email
jpjump[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.     R.E.M.E. LAD att: Ox and Bucks Light Inf.  El Ballah and Suez.
1951 - 1952
How you learnt about this site
While visiting Google Earth : Suez Canal, the site suddenly popped up.
Took me back to some of the most contented days of my life.  Amazing!
Comments
I did my Mechs course at Ellsmere, Shrops. I bet a few of the correspondents did the same.
Ginger Rinn, Jack Malden, Reg Killeen?  Was it a hundred yeas ago, or last year? 
Date Posted on site
01 February 08
Memo dated 22 Feb '08
Ginger Rinn saw this entry and has been in touch with Peter.
That's two more old pals who have found each other.



Name
Kenneth Billings
Email
bhk5835-cz[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. Abyad, 109MU.  Electrical Fitter (ground).
January 1952 till May 1953.
How you learnt about this site
Came across this site after Googling for RAF Abyad.

Comments
Just had a glorious evening going back in time more than 50 years in my memory.  Absolutely great site.
Keep up the good work
Date Posted on site
04 January 08


Name
Joan Lawrenson.  Widow of  Sqn. Ldr. D. A. (Tony) Lawrenson
Email
belinda1g[]yahoo.com
Served in Suez ?
RAF Fayid.
August 1952 - November 1954 with 78 Squadron and Comm. Squadron
How you learnt about this site
My Daughter Belinda found website
Comments
Belinda was born in RAF Abyad Hospital December 1953, delivered by Flt.Lt. Bill Gammie and the lovely
nurses at the hospital.  Found the website very nostalgic and look forward to seeing more.  If anyone was around at that time that knew of me or my late husband, would love you to e mail me through my daughter. What fun, what memories!
Date Posted on site
28 December 07


Name
Gilbert ( Gil ) Stanley
Email
gil.stanley54[]sky.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   1st Infantry Division Provost Company. R.C.M.P.
Fayid, Kabrit, Kilo99 and Suez (Weston Camp.)
How you learnt about this site
Site recommended by friend in Australia
Comments
Brilliant Site with excellent content and Photos
Date Posted on site
20 December 07


Name
Ron Taylor
Email
888.ron[]gmail.com  
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Air Force
RAF Shallufa 1950 - 1951
and 51 MT Coy.(Fuel Flight) RAF El Hamra 1951 - 1952
How you learnt about this site

Comments
Great website. I will recommend it to my friends.
Date Posted on site
22 November 07


Name
Peter George Robinson
Email
peter.robinson1[]sky.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  1st Battalion. The South Lancashire Regt. Signal Platoon.(D/R) H.Q.Coy.
Stationed at Shandur from January 1953 to May  1953.
How you learnt about this site
--
Comments
I am new to computing and only just discovered your Website.
Hopefully I will find interest and old friends. Cheers. Knocker.
Date Posted on site
19 November 07


Name
John Iles
Email
brendaandj[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Served in the RAF at 109 MU Abyad.  (Aircraft Fitter.)
1951 to 1954
How you learnt about this site
--
Comments
Went by the nickname of 'Prof' as I invented ways of making model aircraft from odds and ends.
I would like to contact any pals that are left, but have a job recalling names now.
I spent my 21st birthday in Suez and I'm now 76.
The website is very good, congratulations. I'll get back to it in the next week or so.
Date Posted on site
19 November 07


Name
Terry (Taffy) Taylor (Cpl)
Email
sheta[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF Deversoir. Equipment Section.
April 1952 to October 1954
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
Just found your website. Very good.  Keep up the good work.
I played rugby for the station. 
Ex Pontypool now living in Newquay, Cornwall.
Four photos of me in Doug Findlay's book, "White Knees Brown Knees".
Date Posted on site
27 October 07


Name
Ernest Taylor
Email
Johnartox3[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   2nd and 1st Battalion Royal Lincolnshire Regiment.
El Ballah. June 1948 - January 1949
Aqaba. January 1949 - July 1949
Moascar Garrison. July 1949 - May 1951
Aqaba. May 1951- November 1951
North Camp, Canal Zone. November 1951 - March 1952
How you learnt about this site
Browsing
Comments
16 March 1952 was put on advance party back to England at Quorn Camp between Loughborough and Leicester. The rest of the battalion arrived back to England docking at Liverpool April 1952.
I like your website very much, thank you.
Date Posted on site
26 September 07


Name
Alan Marsters   (Formerly L/cpl)
Email
allen.marsters[]virgin.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.    RAMC 33 coy. Fayid
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
I was medical wardmaster BMH Fayid and remember former surgical wardmaster was S/Sergeant Rowlands.  Played football for the company 1950-1952, remember playing on a grass pitch in Fayid 
Date Posted on site
15 September 07


Name
Les Theze
Email
susantheze[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  I was in 34 company RASC stationed at El Kirsh, Moascar and Tel el Kebir. 
I was an ambulance driver, and also a Tankers driver 1953 - 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
As I was surfing the net I came upon your web site and was most impressed.  Keep it up Charlie.
Date Posted on site
18 August 07


Name
Norman Brody
Email
brody[]mail.dk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  I served with the RAOC at Base Vehicle Depot in Tel el Kebir. From 1953 - 1955 I worked in
the Armoury in the REME base for a year, then was transferred to the Quarter Masters Stores
BVD(E) until I was demobbed, and was recalled and sent to Port Said during the Suez Crisis in 1956.
How you learnt about this site
Surfing the net
Comments
I am very impressed with your site, I think you are doing a great and professional job with it.
I would like to know if there are anyone who knew me.
All the best....Norman
Date Posted on site
01 July 07


Name
Christopher Wike  (Cpl)
Email
chriswike[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  G.H.Q. Fayid.  Ordnance Directorate. No. 2 Company.  Tent No. G 5.
January  1950  to  September 1951
How you learnt about this site
Found the website whilst searching for R.O.A.C. or any army information, especially in the Middle East.

Comments
Delighted with what I found on the website, and I am on almost every day and still discovering interesting things, I shall most certainly keep in touch.
Date Posted on site
27 June 07


Name
John Broadbent (Cpl)
Email
Brumboo2[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Royal Engineers. H.Q. Middle East Transportation Regt. Fayid.
1950 - 1952

How you learnt about this site
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Comments
I think your site is great. John
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
25 June 07


Name
Tony Ruhl
Email
tonyruhl[]yahoo.com.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   RAF No. 20 Movement Unit (Embarkation) Port Said.
January 1950 to July 1951
How you learnt about this site
A friend who was born in Egypt and lived in Port Said until 1956 told me about it by email

Comments
I think that this is a great site and together with 'The Suppressed Story' on the Britain's Small Wars site,
the Canal Zoners site, and Suez Veterans Association site, tells the story of what went on in the Suez Canal Zone during those turbulent historical years. It is great that the dangers encountered by the British troops in the Canal Zone in the period from October 1951 until the end of 1954 are now acknowledged, but
it is
still the comradeship of those years and the memories that we all share that are equally important to us.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
31 May 07


Name
Peter John Henry Reeks
Email
p.reeks[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF Abyad.109 MU
From late 1949 to late 1950.
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Seeking to tell my ex-colleague fighter plotters about the Royal Air Force Radar Museum at Neatishead,
Norfolk which will be pure nostalgia to all who served as Clerk SD's, Fighter Plotters or Radar Mechs.
Date Posted on site
09 May 07


Name
Jim Soutar
Email
zen138575[]zen.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Royal Signals, 1 L of C Signal Sqn, El Ballah
1954.
How you learnt about this site
A link on the SVA Website
Comments
Excellent reading and the photographs brought back many memories.
Will keep looking in on a regular basis. Cheers.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
23 April 07


Name
Ray Hotson  
Email
hotsonr[]optusnet.com.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  REME attached Signals at Ferry Point? (not sure)
1953 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
Britain's Small Wars (Canal Zone) Website
Comments
The signals camp was north of Ismailia, a bit north of the Banyan tree check point.
Who remembers that?  Not far from the French Hospital?
Date Posted on site
21 April 07


Name
David Wallace
Email
dave.wallace4[]virgin.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Navy 1953-1955 
Navy House Port Said  and  GHQ Fayid
How you learnt about this site
Browsing
Comments
H.M.S. "OSIRIS" was the name given to the R.N. Shore Establishment covering the whole of the
Suez Canal Zone and was on the cap tallies worn by R.N. personnel serving there.
There must have been 100 plus R.N., Royal Marines and W.R.N.S. as well as 2 Royal Marine Commando Units at Ismailia serving there from 1950 to 1955 so there must still be some of us left. 
?????  SO WHERE ARE YOU   ?????
Date Posted on site
17 April 07


Name
4065212 L. A. C. David Flack.
Email
dhmef[]hotmail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  9 M.T.B.D.  R.A.F. El Firdan.   Stores Mech.
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Out on the 'Empire Trooper'  June/July 1951. Under canvas for 30 months at El Firdan
Back on the 'Empire Ken' December 1953.  Now living in Australia, Near Coffs Harbour,
NSW.
Have not heard or seen from any of the crew since leaving the Canal Zone.
Great website with lots of info re medals they owe me !!!  Regards, David.
Date Posted on site
14 April 07


Name
Wilf Orman
Email
wilfredorman[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   1st bt Scots Guards.  Port Said.
1952 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
Found it while surfing
Comments
Now living in Oldham.  I think your site is great.
Date Posted on site
29 March 07


Name
Margaret (Scotty) Raeburn   (Now Margaret Woolsey)
Email
brotyferry[]hotmail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   107 MU. RAF Kasfareet. WRAF. Equipment Section.
December 31st 1949 - March 1951
How you learnt about this site
Searching for sites about the Canal Zone
Comments
Flies, Sand, Dried Eggs and Prickly Heat were all worth the fond memories of that time.
Posted to RAF Habbanyia for last 10 months of a 2 year tour.  Going to check out the rest of your site now.
Lived in Canada since 1956.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
28 March 07


Name
Samy Saeed
Email
Supplied but witheld. (CD)
Served in Suez ?
I live in Ismailia.
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
I am not from your troops that was served at canal sueze area but my father served as a macanical in Ismailia camp.  I am not English I am Egyptian I was borned in 1951.  Your website is very good and make me live in the past time that I just listen about it from my father and read about it only.
Sorry for my English.
(Re-written here as received. CD)
Date Posted on site
26 March 07


Name
Sapper Andrew Gurney
Email
andyjoa[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Engineers and was stationed firstly at Fanara and afterwards at Fayid.
1953 - 1954.
How you learnt about this site
I first read about your website in The Western Daily Press.
Comments
I think it is a fantastic website, I have forwarded on your email to a couple of my old pals who served in
Suez and who I keep in touch with.  My 11 year old grandson loves looking at all the photo's and info.
Many thanks.
Date Posted on site
19 March 07


Name
Maurice Humphries
Email
maurice34[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   RASC. Army Air Liaison, RAF Deversoir, August 1950 to June 1951.
RAF Shaibah Iraq to October, - then RAF Abu Sueir to March 1952.
How you learnt about this site
Surfing the net looking for Canal Zone news.
Comments
I look at several sites and enjoy reading about the old days.
Not a lot of entries in the Guest Book but I am sure it will grow.
Great site, will keep watching.
Date Posted on site
11 March 07


Name
Roy Derbyshire.  A.C.C.
Email
roynd[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  181 Light Battery.R.A. 1952 /53.
How you learnt about this site
From members of the S.V.A.
Comments
I keep returning to any info on Suez, I meet up with two comrades each November on Horse Guards, we shall always remember!
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
08 March 07


Name
Royston Lowe
Email
Roylowe[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   No.107 MU, RAF Kasfareet.
April 1951 to December 1952
How you learnt about this site
Through Google Search Engine
Comments
Another great website to be enjoyed by those of us still around, with gratitude for the many friends we
made there.  We must not forget those who did not come back.
Date Posted on site
27 February 07


Name
Roderick Frank Amey
Email
Rodamey[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  HQ Tp 17 Fd Sqn, 22 Fd Engineer Regt, Royal Engineers.
Moascar, Fanara, Gebal Maryam, Geneifa, Tel el Kebir and Suez. (Also Benghazi.)

How you learnt about this site
I found your site while browsing.
Comments
Had a week on the other side of the Canal with the Egyptian border patrol when things eased off a bit in 54.
I drove the Leyland Hippo which got modified to carry a D4 Catterpiller Bulldozer.
I  must say I find your website very interesting
Date Posted on site
25 February 07


Name
Alan S Rose
Email
alansidneyrose[]hotmail.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   107 MU, RAF Kasfareet, Station Sick Quarters, Billet 83.
Sept.1953 – April 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Surfing for RAF Kasfareet.
Comments
This is a wonderful site and transports me back over 50 years to a time I thought I had imagined!
Many thanks.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
27 January 07


Name
John Brannan
Email
johnhealer[]paradise.net.nz
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Tel el Kebir. First Battalion Buffs (or Royal East Kent Regiment) 1951
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
Those photos brought back many memories.  Unfortunately all my photos I took whilst I was out there have been lost.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
07 January 07


Name
Alan Weguelin
Email
annwegu[]hotmail.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF Abyad from Feb 1951 to Feb 1952, then at 51 MT El Hamra until 1953. 
How you learnt about this site
While surfing for Suez Canal information.
Comments
I found your site excellent.  At Abyad I was a mechanic looking after motor bikes and at El Hamra I worked as a driver mechanic on Leyland Hippo.  I will sort out some photos and post them to you as soon as I can find them.  AW.
Date Posted on site
03 January 07


Name
Terry (Taff) Harrison    (Ontario, Canada.)
Email
tharrison5[]cogeco.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   7 Coy RASC. 1st Inf Div. Keren Camp, Fanara.
October 1951 - November 1952
How you learnt about this site
Looking for RASC records.
Comments
Well done Charlie, a great website.  Brought back a lot of memories of those early years in our young lives.
Many thanks.
Date Posted on site
22 December 06


Name
Jay Rockley  (Nottingham.)
Email
g.rockley[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  2 Squadron, Royal Signals. Fayid MELF 15.  
1952 - 1953.
How you learnt about this site
From the 'Suppressed Story' (BSW Canal Zone) Website

Comments
Excellent Site.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
20 December 06


Name
Don Lowe
Email
djlowe[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Engine Mech. Attached to 2nd Line Servicing, RAF Stations Kabrit and Abu Sueir.
1954 - 1955.
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
I was delighted to wander through your Canal Zone website and look at the photographs posted there!
Current status...............Old and retired!!!
Date Posted on site
12 December 06


Name
Graham Wills
Email
grahwills[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  26th Fld Regt Royal Artillery Geneifa  MELF 27
1953 -1955
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
Now living in Canada.  Hello to anyone who might remember me!
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
12 December 06

Name
John Cox
Email
jack.cox[]virgin.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  181 Ind Light Battery. Kabrit MELF 27
1953 to 1955

How you learnt about this site
Just surfed in
Comments
A good site.  Will keep calling in now.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
15 November 06

Name
John Gregory
Email
JANG730[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Hodgson's camp, Suez,  1st Battalion Cheshire Regt. Signals plt.
1951 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
Through  "Britain's Small Wars" website
Comments
Thanks for a brilliant site,  photos bring back the memories.
Date Posted on site
30 October 06

Name
Dave Bale
Email
djbale[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  No 51 MT Company (RAF) at El Hamra
Jan 1952 until Jun 1954.
How you learnt about this site
From RAF Forum
Comments
A very good site, thank you.  It brought back good memories. Great stuff.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
29 October 06

Name
Reg  (Taff)  Winn
Email
reg.winn[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  H.Q. R.A. Based in GHQ Fayid.
1953 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
I heard about your excelent site from my older brother who was out there before me, we crossed/met at
the Woolwich Garrison, he was comming home and I was going out. We have corresponded before and I
am sorry it has taken me so long to register for your site.  Reg.
Date Posted on site
23 October 06

Name
S.A.C. David  Grant
Email
d_grant[]members.v21.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.    RAF   Deversior.  Air  Wireless  Mechanic.
1951  to  1953
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Your  site  is  very  well layed  out.
Date Posted on site
07 October 06

Name
Den Verlander
Email
den.ver[]hotmail.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Shandur and Aqaba with 'C' Sqdn 4th Royal Tank Rgt.
1950 - 1952
Now living in W Sussex.
How you learnt about this site
From Britain's Small Wars website
Comments
A great site
Date Posted on site
06 October 06

Name
Norman Brown
Email
nabrown56[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   109 MU.  RAF Abyad.
March 1954 to November 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Just found your website, almost by accident.
Comments
What a good collection of information, photos etc.  I will certainly re-visit this web site.  Many thanks.
Just as matter of interest, I qualified as a football referee in Abyad and consequently managed to visit many RAF sites in that capacity.
Date Posted on site
24 September 06

Name
Dave Lawrenson
Email
dlawrenson[]waitrose.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   RAOC, attached to 3rd Inf Workshops REME Shandur and Fanara.
1953 to 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Browsing for Suez Canal history.
Comments
A website well worth exploring.
Date Posted on site
08 September 06

Name
Geoff King
Email
godfrey.king2004[]virgin.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF El Hamra, Jan to March 1949.
205 Group HQ (RAF) 1953 to 1955
How you learnt about this site
Browsing through the web for anything about the Zone.
Comments
This is an absolutely brilliant nostalgic trip through the Zone.
Thank you for the opportunity, you are doing a wonderful job.
Date Posted on site
27 August 06

Name
Vic Wernham
Email
vic[]metronet.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RTO office at Fanara Wharf, attached to 53 Port Sqn. R.E. (1953 -1954)
How you learnt about this site
From chatting to someone in a Barber's shop in Newton Abbot.
Comments
Recalled for 1956 invasion, spent three months in Famagusta unloading ships offshore before going into
Port Said and doing it all again with 65 Port Sqn.  Must be people out there who remember Golden Sands
camp, going back and forth to the ships, although scanning this and the SVA site I haven't come across
any!!  We were all young dockers then and maybe they never got into the pc world.
Handy site this Charlie.
Date Posted on site
11 August 06

Name
Eric Gibson. L/cpl REME, Vehicle Mechanic.
Email
gumtree2[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  8th Infantry workshop REME. Spearhead camp Moascar 1953 - 1954
On to El Kirsh late 1954 (The workshop moved as a unit.)
How you learnt about this site
Found the site whilst surfing the net.

Comments
Went out on the Empire Ken to Port Said.  Had six weeks in El Ballah hospital for an op.
In January 1955 the workshop returned to UK on MV Georgic.  Set up camp in South Benfleet, Essex.
Date Posted on site
07 August 06

Name
Barry Lea
Email
Mbl1934[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Royal Air Force Fayid. June 1953 - December 1955
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
I was an Aircraft Electrican working on 2nd.Line servicing on the rectification team.  Is there anybody still alive who worked here during this period?   Thanks Charlie for the site and the hard work you do.
Date Posted on site
04 August 06

Name
John Wheatley  (a.k.a. 'Eggo' )
Email
john_wheatley[]talktalk.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  At RAF Ismailia, October 1951 to April 1952
How you learnt about this site
Found your site by surfing
Comments
I was an engine mechanic on the H.Q. M.E.A.F. Communications Flight.  I also was a shift engineer in the power station. Posted to RAF Nicosia April 1952.  Anyone remember Eggo, get in touch
Date Posted on site
02 August 06

Name
Brian Chandler
Email
bandr[]chandler7.plus.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  With 3 L of C Signals Regt from January to December 1955,
How you learnt about this site
Google search.
Comments
I was an active wireless operator and now live in retirement in Boston, Lincolnshire.
It would be good to hear from anyone else still living who served in that area. I wrote a poem about Egypt
but it is no longer PC!!   All the best, Brian.
Date Posted on site
05 July 06

Name
Ray Gibbs
Email
truth[]shoal.net.au 
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   RAF Abu Sueir.  Base Accounts Office
1951

How you learnt about this site
Browsing. I entered 'RAF Abu Sueir, Egypt' and up came several sites including this one.
Comments
For my projects I access sometimes 10-15 sites a day. This site is the first one I have found that gives, and has the potential to expand, into the lives of RAF servicemen during a vital period of Britain’s history.
Date Posted on site
12 June 06

Name
Spr. Douglas Nice
Email
doug[]drnice.e7even.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  1952-1954 Moascar,  39 fld sqn 25 fld regt , H.Q. C.R.E. North (Works),
Moascar, Gordon Lines,   RE  Power Station Lake Timsah,
Deversoir Convalesent Hospital, RE Filtration Plant, GE Staff Abu Sultan

How you learnt about this site
Surfing the Net
Comments
Fabulous Site, without doubt the best pages concerning Suez on the internet, being precise, informative, extremely well sectionised and very well set out.  Keep up the good work.  Doug Nice.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
07 June 06

Name
Brendan Cottrell.  S.A.C
Email
 brendancottrell[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Served with No. 84 Squadron at R.A.F. Fayid  and R.A.F. Abu Sueir from
November 1953  to  March 1956

How you learnt about this site
From an old "oppo", Gordon Heasman who also served on the Squadron.
Comments
I would love to hear from any ex 84 Squadron who served at the same time as me Nov. '53 to March '56.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
09 May 06

Name
Donald C. O'Rourke
Email
dcor[]orourkes.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF Kabrit.
May 1953 to November 1954 as a SAC Air Radar Mechanic on 39 Squadron.

How you learnt about this site

Comments

Date Posted on site
07 May 06

Name
George Brace
Email
george.bowling[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  3 L of C Signal Regiment, Royal Signals at Tel el Kebir, 1952 to 1953.
Then Moascar in 1953 where I stayed until my return to the UK in 1955.

How you learnt about this site
I came across your site while checking ex members of Canal Zone.
Comments
I think you have a very good site here and feel sure you must get quite a lot of satisfaction from it.
Long may it reign.  My very best wishes to you and all ex Canal Zone members.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
13 April 06

Name
Ray (Goldie) Golbourn 
Email
raygolbourn[]earthlink.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   751 SU. El Firdan. 1951 - 1954 
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
I live in the USA and did live in Vancouver for the past 42 years and have just moved to the USA in
Firndale Washington for the past year. I belong to the Old Firdanians.

Date Posted on site
12 April 06

Name
Norman (Geordie) Phillips.
Email
norman[]phillips2486.freeserve.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.    RAF Deversoir, RAF Ismailia. Photo Unit.  1953 - 1955
How you learnt about this site
Website passed on to me by a friend.
Comments
What a great site!  What memories all those photos evoke!!
Date Posted on site
10 April 06

Name
Stanley Tott   Cfn. R.E.M.E. 22470589
Email
stan-tott[]shaw.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Served in Tel el Kebir  1951-1953
How you learnt about this site
By visiting the "Suppressed Story"
Comments
Between this site and the above mentioned Website I get a chance to read all the different comments and experiences of other Vets.
Date Posted on site
08 April 06

Name
Dennis Bostridge
Email
Joananddennis38[]aol.com 
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  El Hamra  with 35 LAA Squadron RAF Regiment
How you learnt about this site
From a friend
Comments
I served in the Canal Zone from 6th June 1953 until 25th October 1954.  During my time I did many stints
of guard duty up and down the Zone. I was also on the guard of honour at El Adem on the 1st May 1954
when the Queen landed there after her world  tour and she went on to Torbruk to board Britannia, which
was on it's maiden voyage.  I am still looking for photos of this event. My friend Eric Todd  intoduced me to
this site and I am still finding my way around.

Date Posted on site
08 April 06

Name
Ray Penney
Email
RPENNEY01@aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF Kasfareet. 1953 - 1956
How you learnt about this site
By surfing for any info on the Suez Canal Zone.
Comments
Great site.  Hope to keep in touch with old mates, it’s been a long time.  Plenty of good times, some not
so good, night guards for example.
 Can still smell the water filtration plant while on night guard.
The highlight of our tour was passing through Kasfareet village on the way to the Lido for a swim.

Date Posted on site
30 March 06

Name
John Rumble
Email
jwrum[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  HQ 205 Group, RAF. From 15/8/51 to 1953
How you learnt about this site
I found you on Google
Comments
I was one of the few National Servicemen to serve in the MT as a Motor Cyclist. (DR)
Date Posted on site
29 March 06

Name
Terry Sullivan
Email
ttpsullivan[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  10 BOD, Geneifa. MT Coy, 6 Platoon. 1952 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
Browsing
Comments
Great site, keep it up!
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
28 March 06

Name
Mervyn Tew
Email
merv.tew[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  With the RAF.  Stationed at RAF Deversoir, 1953 - 1954.
How you learnt about this site
Google search
Comments
Have just found your site and it has brought back many memories. I also have a friend from the same camp and will pass on your website, it is great.
Date Posted on site
11 March 06

Name
Ron Tucker
Email
rontucker[]onetel.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   At RAF Abu Sueir as a wireless mechanic in the Signals section.  1950 - 1951
How you learnt about this site
Found you by chance
Comments
Many thanks.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
12 Feb 06

Name
Bill Russell
Email
xmaers[]rogers.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  3 L of C Signals. Moascar (Ismailia) 1953 -1954.   Port Said 1954 -1955
How you learnt about this site
Google search
Comments
Originally from Glasgow now living in Canada.   Great site, have not finished going through it yet.
Date Posted on site
08 Feb 06

Name
Bill Sparrow
Email
alice.sparrow3[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Royal Engineers, 22 Fld Eng Regt,  17 Fld Sqdn.
Served at Benghazi, - Moascar, - Fayid, and Fanara  1951 -1953

How you learnt about this site
Found out about it on Britain's Small Wars website.
Comments
Wow, what a good site, some of the photo's brought back memories.
Date Posted on site
08 Feb 006

Name
Ian Rinn
Email
ian.rinn[]wanadoo.fr
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  REME LAD.   Camps:  Hodgsons,  Timsah,  Moascar,  Shandur.   1951 - 1953.
How you learnt about this site
From a Vet friend.
Comments
A very good site Charlie. Lost friends, photos etc etc.  All which make interesting and useful reading.
Date Posted on site
02 Feb 06

Name
Kenneth Harris
Email
kenneth.harris2[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   Permanent Staff, 156 Transit Camp Port Fouad from January 1951 to August 1952
How you learnt about this site
By surfing.
Comments
Great Site - Would love to hear from anyone associated with 156 Transit Camp or who may have passed through it at some time.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
01 Feb 06

Name
Gordon Walker
Email
tyke[]ihug.co.nz
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   R.A.F. No 20 Movements Unit (Embarkation) Port Said.
Camp on Cherif Quay shared with Royal Engineers Weaversdown Camp.

How you learnt about this site
By surfing.
Comments
The thing I remember are the rations which were dated 1942 left over from El Alamien.
Working on the Civilian Ships gave us the opportunity to have a decent meal, I remember those 6 course breakfasts served up by Brocklebank Line of Liverpool. One of my jobs was collecting the Diplomatic Mail from the P & O and Orient Liners - and all the Carlsburg one could drink for free!!

Date Posted on site
27 Jan 06

Name
Harry Parish
Email
howard_parish[]msn.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  107 MU. RAF Kasfareet. 1953 - 1955.
How you learnt about this site
Surfing
Comments
After finding this website I have been having a nostalgia trip, I was fascinated and enthralled with its content. I have already discovered an old mate.  Keep up the good work, I will be a regular visitor.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)

Date Posted on site
24 Jan 06

Name
Gordon Neave
Email
gordongneave[]hotmail.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes. 40 coy.  RASC. 1952 - 1954
How you learnt about this site
By surfing the web.
Comments
Nice to find a site like this, great stuff.  Hope to recieve some Emails from old friends.
I am intouch with Ron Shirley who was with 40 coy RASC
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
08 Jan 06

Name
Mick Lunn
Email
micklunn[]tiscali.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF Abu Sueir. 1954 - 1955, before the shutdown and posting to Cyprus.
How you learnt about this site
Just browsing the web and saw your site.
Comments
What a great site! A great trip down memory lane.
Date Posted on site
04 Jan 06

Name
Charles Winn
Email
charlesanddiana[]beeb.ne
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  October 51 to May 53.  Served in 41st Field Regt. RA at El Ballah for a short spell,
before they 'dumped' me into 181 Independent Light Battery RA.

How you learnt about this site

Comments
During my National Service, I met many good, long lasting 'muckers', in umpteen sites, including Deversoir, El Qantara, Geneifa, Ismailia, Moascar, Tel el Kebir, (and plenty of places out in the 'miadam'), ending up eventually at Kabrit.
A great site.
Dave Arnall and I have been looking for John Mason (51 - 53) who used to live in Wigan in those days, for 50 years!

Date Posted on site
02 Jan 06

Name
Colin (Geordie) Woodward
Email
colin[]woodwardc.fsnet.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  1951 - 1954. 73 coy RASC Fanara.  GHQ Ismailia.  42 Coy Fanara.
How you learnt about this site
Link on SVA website.
Comments
Brought back a lot of memories, some good, some bad. Great site, keep it going.  All the best, Colin.
Date Posted on site
02 Jan 06

Name
Edward Coles
Email
e.coles3[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF. Kabrit and Abu Sueir
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
I loved looking at your site. I was hoping to find a familiar name, but was disappointed. I served in the RAF
from Nov. 1952 signing on for 3 years as an airframe mech. {e}. I was posted to the "Zone" in June 1953 serving on the asf flight until the airfield at Kabrit was starting to run down in 1955. I then transferred to Abu Sueir until coming back to Blighty on the Empire Ken troopship. My old service number was 4117075.
If anyone I know ever reads this I would like to hear from them. I wish you the best for the future.
Edward Coles {ex:LAC}

Date Posted on site
27 Dec 05

Name
Roger Aslin
Email
rogeraslin[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  4 Sqn. 109 MU. Abyad.  1950 - 1952 ( Two year tour.)
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Don't know why site is in my Bookmarks!!!  But great.  Lost all my pics now.
Highlight: Coronation parade for Canal South at Kasfareet with me doing the public address system.
Are there any pics of this anywhere? Thanks for a great site and many memories.
Retired now in Thailand.

Date Posted on site
27 Dec 05

Name
Tony Crowley
Email
crowley[]macace.net
Served in Suez ?
I lived with my sister in El Ballah Camp from 1949 to 1951. Our mother was the camp school teacher.
How you learnt about this site
Google
Comments
Very interesting site. Would like to see more photos of the camp and the area around El Ballah.
The troops must have found it hell but we thought it was heaven.

Date Posted on site
07 Dec 05

Name
Bill Walker
Email
bill-is[]shaw.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF in the Zone from Dec 22nd 1953 to Jan 28th 1955.   El Hamra, Kasfareet and Fayid.
Now living on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Was a Steel Erector in the RAF but was misemployed for my entire service career.
Glad to be out but would love to hear from anyone who knew me in the Sewer's Zone.
Nice Web Site.  Good Luck.  Bill

Date Posted on site
27 Nov 05

Name
Brian Smith 
Email
montorgueb[]wanadoo.fr
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  PTI. RAF Deversoir. 1952 - 1954.
How you learnt about this site
By accident looking up 249 Squadron, Deversoir
Comments
It's strange when you are young how you are unaware of "Danger". Great Charlie....A tearful memory lane!!
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
19 Nov 05

Name
Pete Crossley.  4092724
Email
---
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAF El Firdan  Sept 1953 until its closure in !955
How you learnt about this site
Advised of site via an e-mail
Comments
Congratulations, you have a super site.  I am Chairman of a small group of ex El Firdan veterans. Now over 100 strong.  We are always seeking more old comrades.
If you would like a peek into our little domain, please e-mail me.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.) 
Date Posted on site
08 Nov 05

Name
John  (Shiner) Coleman
Email
Johnclmnj[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  181 Ind Light Batt.  R.A.  Deversoir
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
I was impressed with the pictures of the Canal Zone camps, I was at Deversoir. I loved the low life, - ha ha. - It was the gates of hell but we had some really good mates and I have found four since being on the internet. It is great and it has brought me to life again, thank you for the pleasure.
Was with the 181 Ind Light Batt. R.A. for four years, April 1951 till April 1955.  Ex Sub/Bdr 22538628
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
10 Oct 05

Name
Cliff  Wheatley
Email
Welshwizard45616[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Welsh  Guards.  El Ballah and then Moascar.  July 1953 to Nov 55
How you learnt about this site
By email from one of the lads who run the Suppressed Story website.
Comments
That’s a good thing about Suez Veterans, always helpful.  I enjoyed the Photo Album on this site.
Date Posted on site
09 Oct 05

Name
Peter King
Email
nigel.king7[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  40 Coy RASC, 1st Inf Div.   Sept 1952 - July 1954
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
It brought back some happy memories. Keep up the good work.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
04 Oct 05

Name
Eric Todd
Email
erictodd33[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  107 MU, R.A.F. Kasfareet from June 1953 to December 1955.
How you learnt about this site
I heard about the site from former RAF Compton Bassett and RAF Abyad mate, Duggie Bennison
Comments
A very impressive site.  Photos and comments brought back many good and not so good memories.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
27 Sept 05

Name
Harold John Webber.  "Harry" before and since.(age now 75)
Email
harry.webber[]btinternet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  El Ballah, Fayid and Moascar. 20 April 1951 to October 1952 as a Sapper/Drv/Op
How you learnt about this site
Browsing via MSN UK Search.
Comments
I found your website easy to browse, widely inclusive of content and well presented offering very interesting links to blokes like us. (I would here like to say "Hello" to Sappers David Hickman and John Dodd).
Sayeeda Effendi. "Harry."
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
27 Sept 05

Name
Jim Wilberforce
Email
james[]jwilberforce3.wanadoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Stationed at  Shandur & Fanara with 3 Inf Workshop REME 1954 - 1955
How you learnt about this site
Found it by surfing.
Comments
Good site, not cluttered with adverts like some of them.
Date Posted on site
23 Sept 05

Name
Reg Potterton
Email
REPO540[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RASC.  General Staff Intelligence, Headquarters British Troops. MELF 14 
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Sailed from Southampton October 27 1954 aboard the troopship 'Empire Ken'.  In the Canal Zone from
November 1954 to March 1956, Moascar and Port Said.  Now living in Florida.

Date Posted on site
23 Sept 05

Name
LACW  Ella Peters.   (Now Mrs Johnson.)
Email
emj34[]supanet.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Stationed at RAF ABYAD from 10th Dec, 1954 - 4th Dec, 1955.
(Worked at 205 Group HQ in Medical Records)

How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Just spent a pleasant time on the website.  Have several of the pictures shown and also recognised lots of the photographs, of which I have very happy memories.  Thanks, Ella.
Date Posted on site
14 Sept 05

Name
Alan Randle
Email
alan[]ahrandle.freeserve.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  RAMC.  Gebel Maryham from 1952 - 1954  attached to the RASC School in No 1 Hygiene Wing.
How you learnt about this site
I picked up your website by curiosity.
Comments
Many thanks for your interesting website.
Date Posted on site
30 Aug 05

Name
Charles Ray
Email
cfn.ray[]virgin.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  REME  2 Base Workshops and Station Workshops, Tel el Kebir.  January to October 1952  
( Not a happy person with only eight months to go when shipped out.)
How you learnt about this site
---
Comments
Well done on the website, enjoying it very much
Date Posted on site
26 Aug 05

Name
Gwynn Felton.  (Taffy)
Email
gwynnfelton[]bigpond.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  1st Batt. The Buffs, at Tel el Kebir, Qassassin and Lake Timsah. 1952
How you learnt about this site
From the Britain's Small Wars (Canal Zone) website
Comments
A very good site, you are to be congratulated. Some of the photos bring back memories of my time there.
(I now live
in Newcastle, NSW. Australia.)
Date Posted on site
26 Aug 05

Name
Geoff Wright
Email
geoffcwright[]bigpond.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  1st. Infantry Div. Signals. MELF 27.  1952 to 1954
How you learnt about this site
via Dick Woolley
Comments
Excellent Site!  Very much appreciated.
Date Posted on site
13 Aug 05

Name
Herbert Agius
Email
herberta[]optusnet.com.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Royal Engineers.  1954  - 1956
Also during the Suez invasion, Nov. 1956 - Feb. 57, I was with 1 Joint Services Interrogation Unit
which was formed in Nicosia, Cyprus and our
training took place at Waynes Keep Camp.
How you learnt about this site
Browsing
Comments
I read through your website and it brought back some good/bad memories, I am very familiar with
Port Said - Fayid - Fanara - Kasfareet and Tel el Kebir.  I travelled along the Treaty Road many times.
Your website is excellent, congratulations.

Date Posted on site
05 Aug 05

Name
James  Kemp
Email
ignis[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Royal Army Pay Corps.  Regimental Pay Office at Fayid.   1951-1953
How you learnt about this site
Came across it by accident.
Comments
I think your site is excellent I will be visiting it often now I have found it.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
02 Aug 05

Name
Pete Cooper
Email
Innsworthpete[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  78 Squadron, RAF Fayid
How you learnt about this site
Learnt about the site from Dick Woolley.  (Suez Vet).
Comments
Thanks Charlie for letting me have the opportunity to contact old friends.  Well done.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
26 July 05

Name
Wilfred Garside
Email
wil747[]bigpond.net.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  208 Sqdn,  Abu Sueir.   1952 - 1955
How you learnt about this site
Found it by chance
Comments
I find it thrilling to know that somewhere out there, I could have mates who I worked with on bowzers as I was a refuel tanker driver.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
24 July 05

Name
Jim Hampton
Email
james.hampton1[]ntlworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes. 1950 - 1951
How you learnt about this site
Surfing the web
Comments
Would like to contact anyone who was at T.E.K. 5BOD "A"Coy RAOC, but others welcome.
Date Posted on site
17 July 05

Name
Bernard Hartland
Email
bernardhartland[]aol.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  I served with 'A' Troop, 88 Arracan Battery, 41st Field Regiment Royal Artillery at Moascar.
From May 1953 to August 1954

How you learnt about this site
From the link in the Suez Veterans Association website.
Comments
It is most interesting to read about those far off days which bring back memories
Date Posted on site
08 June 05

Name
Jim Watson
Email
watsonqj[]yahoo.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Suez Garrison (1952 - 1953) REME (Camp Joslin)
How you learnt about this site
I found the site because of YOUR visit to the BSW site with an inquiry.
Comments
I can relate to what I have read in the site and BE WARNED - I shall be back.
Date Posted on site
21 May 05

Name
Jean Curtis  (nee Macdonald)
Email
bedfordjean[]bellsouth.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes. I lived at Fanara and Abu Sueir; worked at Kasfareet and Abu Sueir for the Air Ministry. 1954 -1956. 
How you learnt about this site
Browsing.
Comments
My father was in the R.A.F. stationed at El Hamra and Abu Sueir.  We were about the last family to get
out in 1956!  My sister, Patricia, and I belonged to the dramatic club at Abu Sueir.  Maybe that will trigger
someone's memory!   Came home on a York!   Now living in Florida.  Love your photographs.
Best of luck with your lovely website.  Jean.

Date Posted on site
16 May 05

Name
Gordon Reynolds
Email
gordon[]washy500.fsnet.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  At Tel el Kebir and Port Said between 1952 and 1953 in the REME.
How you learnt about this site
Britain's Small Wars Website. - Canal Zone Chapter
Comments
Excellent site, well done Charlie.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
12 May 05

Name
Sapper Dave Hickman
Email
dbhickman[]lineone.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  53/51 IWT & Port Sqd, Port Said --- 10 Railway Fanara & RE Field Records GHQ
How you learnt about this site
Direct from the Webmaster.  Link to & from: www.suezveteransassociation.co.uk
Comments
Just had another look at your website as I have not seen it for a while. The Photographs are great, how do
you get them so clear and even on the page?  I like the NOW & THEN page, what a great idea.
It is the first time I have seen the link to the SVA website. You have made a good job of that.
Nice one Charlie.
All the best and keep the flag flying.
Date Posted on site
11 April 05

Name
Don Bramwell
Email
DONJAB[]aol.com 
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Radar Service Section, RAF Kabrit 1953 - 1955. Latterly 32 Sqdn.
How you learnt about this site
Linked from SVA website
Comments
Excellent work Charlie, more power to you.
Date Posted on site
08 April 05

Name
Norman Brody
Email
brody[]mail.dk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Base Vehicle Depot, Tel el Kebir
How you learnt about this site
Forum page on Canal Zone Chapter, Britain's Small Wars Website.
Comments
A very good site Charlie, I hope you keep adding new items to it.
Date Posted on site
17 March 05

Name
Arthur Ledger
Email
aledger[]waitrose.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.   156 Transit Camp, -  El Ballah and Tel el Kebir
How you learnt about this site
Forum page on Canal Zone Chapter, Britain's Small Wars Website.
Comments
You know what they say,  "You can leave Egypt, but Egypt never leaves you."
Date Posted on site
14 March 05

Name
2813774  LACW Thomazin Nancy Mc Kerrow, Nee Mather.
Email
Please email me via:  jimbee1[]xtra.co.nz
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  109 Maintenance Unit, RAF Abyad (WRAF)
How you learnt about this site
From Suez Veteran Jim Beedles.
Comments
Thank you for the chance to post this here, Jim will take any mail and pass it on to me.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
01 March 05

Name
Ian Livingstone
Email
ian_livingstone[]blueyonder.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  107 M.U. Kasfareet.  August 1951 - April 1953.
Worked most of the time in the airman's mess and sick bay.
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
Hi there Charlie Delta, I have come across your site and I must say sounds great, of all the photo's the
one of the 'Empire Trooper' sure brought back some memories.

Date Posted on site
27 Feb. 05

Name
Adrian Williams  ( Also known as: Taffy )
Email
adrianandthelma[]cogeco.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Moascar and Tel el Kebir.  April 1953 - Oct 1955
How you learnt about this site
From my daughter who found it when surfing the net for 'Suez Canal Zone.'
Comments
I was Troop and Squadron Clerk in 3 L of C Signal Regiment.  My OC at Tel el Kebir was
Lt. W W Burrows, if anyone remembers please let me know.  This is a great site to stir up old memories.

Date Posted on site
18 Jan. 05

Name
Denis Aston
Email
denis_aston[]msn.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Fayid.  1951 - 1953.  Including a spell in Aqaba.
How you learnt about this site
I read your posting on the BSW website. (Canal Zone chapter)
Comments
Great website, hope some of the chaps from HQ 148 Field Bakery R.A.S.C. are also checking it out! Regards, Den.
Date Posted on site
17 Jan. 05

Name
Jim Beedles
Email
jimbee1[]xtra.co.nz
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Nov. 1949 - Nov. 1952.
How you learnt about this site
Forum page on Canal Zone Chapter, Britain's Small Wars Website.
Comments
G'day Charlie, Thank you for your kind wishes for 2005. I would like to wish you, Juliet and all the Vet's around the world, a Wonderful, Healthy, Happy New Year. God Bless, you all.
Jim Beedles, 
Kaiapoi, New Zealand.
Date Posted on site
03 Jan. 2005

Name
Alan Webb
Email
al474scz[]kos.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  9th. Inf. wksp. R.E.M.E.  EL-Ballah.  1952 - 1953.
How you learnt about this site
Britain's Small Wars Website - Canal Zone Forum
Comments
Great site Charlie, Thanks.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
04 Dec. 04

Name
 Donald Leek  (4106438 SAC.  Also known as: Chico.)
Email
leekfam[]scican.net
Served in Suez ?
Yes. 13 Squadron (PR), RAF Kabrit
How you learnt about this site
From an RAF buddy, Jim Manning who now resides in New Zealand.
Comments
I really appreciate this CZ website.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
04 Dec. 04

Name
Peter Odell  (Ex 408842 SAC. Also known as: Trigger.)
Email
petri[]shaw.ca
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  13 Squadron (PR), RAF Kabrit
How you learnt about this site
From an RAF buddy, Donald Leek.
Comments
An excellent CZ site.
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
03 Dec 04

Name
John Dodd
Email
scveteran[]optusnet.com.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes
How you learnt about this site
Britain’s Small Wars Website
Comments
A very good site Charlie, it has no bounds for future improvement.  Keep the good work up mate.
Date Posted on site
02 Nov 04

Name
Chris Spikins
Email
chrisjoan[]optusnet.com.au
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  Fanara and Fayid
How you learnt about this site
Britain's Small Wars Website
Comments
Congratulations Charlie!  I have just had a look at the site, and I think it's excellent.
"Good on yer, Mate", for setting it up.

Date Posted on site
01 Nov 04

Name
Anne Ammundsen
Email
Withheld
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  As a 'camp follower.'
How you learnt about this site
By word of mouth
Comments
Very nice site Charlie and I wish you all the best for your venture on the 'hic'  Whisky Whisky Whisky!
Date Posted on site
01 Nov 04

Name
Tony Tolan
Email
tony_tolan[]yahoo.co.uk
Served in Suez ?
Yes. RAF Airfield Construction.
How you learnt about this site
Britain's Small Wars Website
Comments
Well Charlie Delta, I’m here at last,
Although I wasn’t very fast.
They seek you here they seek you there,
But I couldn’t find you anywhere.


But now I am here I’d like to say,
Could I come in and play ?
There’s things I do, and things I don't
Things I will, and things I won't.

But I would like to share, with all,
Tales of Suez that I recall.
Of friends I made, and two I lost,
Nothings won without the cost.

So many of us did our bit,
Survived the heat, the foe, the s**t,
No one bothered, no one cared,
But the comradeship we shared.

Now all of us Vets, have a choice,
We have two sites, our views to voice.
I hope it all goes down well,
For all you Vets have tales to tell.

Lets hear it lads, but please be good,
And be polite as all Vets should,
We have had our little tit for tat,
So let us have no more of that.

So Charlie Delta here we are,
I think your site's a little star.
It’s no good trying to hide your fame,
Although my lad, you've hid your name.


©  Tony Tolan  (Tango Tango)
28 October 2004.

Thank you Tony, I appreciate that. Charlie.

Name
Derrick Williams
Email
derrick.williams4[]btopenworld.com
Served in Suez ?
Yes.  R.A. Deversoir, Geneifa and Moascar
How you learnt about this site
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Comments
Great site Charlie - keep up the good work, it's much appreciated!
(See my other entry on the 'Where Are You Now' page on this website.)
Date Posted on site
27 Oct 2004

This Guest Book was started 27th October 2004 and I appreciate all the entries that have been sent for inclusion.
With thanks, Charlie Delta.  
Webmaster, www.suezcanalzone.com