SERVING in the SUEZ CANAL ZONE of EGYPT until 1956

Were you in any way connected with the British Armed Forces serving in the Suez Canal Zone ?

Do any of the following place names bring back memories to you ?

Ismailia - Moascar - Tel el Kebir - Fayid - Fanara - Kasfareet - El Firdan - Shallufa - Abu Sueir - Gebel Maryam
Geneifa - Abu Sultan - El Hamra - Deversoir - Kabrit - El Ballah - Shandur - Abyad - El Kirsh - Adabiya
Qassasin - Kilo 99 - El Zeitiya - and of course,  Port Said - Port Fouad - Suez - Port Tewfiq

Welcome to this Suez Canal Zone website, which is not a boring account of my time in the Canal Zone whilst serving my two and a half years out there with the RAF, nor is it planned to rival the Suez Canal Zone chapter of the Britain's Small Wars website or the Suez Veterans Association's official site, but be more of a companion to them.  It is hoped the contents will be of interest, not only to those who served in the Canal Zone but to anyone who has a curiosity of that area.  The main map of the Canal Zone and the Roll of Honour pages are reproduced on this site with permission of
Richard (Dick) Woolley who produced them.

.  There are now over 500 photos in the 'Photo Album' pages, a few are my own, all the others have been submitted for inclusion by Suez Veterans who have visited the site and there are some good ones of that time in Egypt.
As ideas develop and progress is made there will be more pages and photos added.

I thank you for paying a visit and would appreciate you coming back occasionally to see what is new.
Please tell your colleagues about it, it is hoped there will always be something of interest for Suez Canal Zone Veterans, their families and friends.


Charlie Delta very much regrets he is no longer able to maintain this website and no more additions or updates can be made.
Since he first started the website in October 2004 it has received thousands of visits and has managed to bring together some
old pals into contact with each other again, sometimes after about fifty years.
The pages of photographs have brought back many memories to the Veterans who served in the Canal Zone and shown to their families, and others, something of what it was like out there during the early 1950s.
Other pages have proved to be useful to many people.

He would like to say 'Thank You' to: -
Everyone who have sent material and photos for the site.
The people who have sent entries for the ‘Where Now’ and ‘Guest Book’ pages. (Which are now closed.)
The large number of people who have e-mailed him with appreciation of the site, suggestions and queries.
He also thanks you for your visits to the site and hopes you found it interesting.

As a favour to a colleague I have spent some time doing a few alterations to the site which Charlie wanted to do a long time ago but wasn't able.  Unfortunately, and with regrets, I haven't the time to completely take over the running of his website.

The site will remain available for as long as possible.  Charlie sends his thanks, regards and best wishes to everyone and hopes you continue to enjoy visiting the site although nothing new will be added.
(But who knows what can happen in the future?)

Signed:  A friend of Charlie's. 22nd June 2011.

Links to the Website pages.   

Suez Canal Zone Medal  ( Criteria, application addresses etc.)  

Canal Zone Roll of Honour  ( 1951 - 1955.)  

Royal Air Force (Egypt) Memorial.  ( St Clement Danes Church, London.)

Suez Veterans Memorial  ( National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire. )

The Armed Forces Memorial  
( National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire. )

Veterans Lapel Badge.  (Application details.)

Suez Canal Zone Map
 ( Showing some of the British military camps, the RAF airfields and some towns and villages.)

Canal Zone  Photo Album  
Pages:  1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5 || 6 || 7 || 8 || 9 || 10 || 11 || 12 || 13 || 14 || 15 || 16 || 17 || 18 || 19
|| 20 || 21 ||

Are you on this photo?  Or do you recognise anyone who is?

'Now and Then'    A mixture of photographs taken in the Canal Zone during the early 1950s and in 2004.

That Palm Tree   Photos of Suez Vets taken by that Palm Tree at the Old Vic Lido, Fayid. 

Cairo and the Pyramids.  A page of photos taken when the city was 'in-bounds' and visits were allowed.  

Odd Bits    Miscellaneous Canal Zone pieces that don't come under any special category.

Views, maps and plans of Camps in the Canal Zone  

Where are you now Mate?  (Pal, Friend, Chum, Mucker, Oppo?)  Search for your old pals. 


Guest Book    Please have a look at the names and comments in the Guest Book. 

A little bit of Humour       Equivalent Ranks of the Armed Forces

Links to other websites.

Please note:  There is a copyright © on many of the items and photographs on this site,
either held by the webmaster or the suppliers of the material.
Please do not copy or re-produce any of the contents.



To all RAMC, QARANC, RADC, RASC  who served at The BRITISH MILITARY HOSPITAL, FAYID 1950 - 1956.
Bill Lowe, ex Cpl RAMC (1954 - 1956), has contact names addresses and telephone numbers of people who served
at the BMH Fayid 1950 - 1956.  This has resulted from the Reunion in Derby 15th and 16th September 2007.
Please contact Bill Lowe for "LOST PALS", and to add your own contact address and telephone number.

Telephone Bill on  0191- 584- 6848 or e-mail him at:

When contacting Bill, please mention you saw the notice on this website.
This notice added 08 October. '07

Derbyshire flag  
The Derbyshire Flag.

I know this has no connection with the Suez Canal Zone, but I am a Derbyshire lad and proud of it.
I was born and bred in the County and still live here amongst the Derbyshire Dales, - so I am showing our County flag.

   Website first produced: October 2004. 
© Charlie Delta, Website owner.

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