Visiting war cemeteries on Egypt trip

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Over the years I have arranged many groups back to the Egyptian canal zone.

Several of your readers have joined us on these visits to the areas where we served in the 1950s, and where many of our friends and comrades are buried.

I stopped organising groups to the military zone. Our last one was in May 2015.

However I have received many letters of thanks and new requests asking to visit the war cemeteries in the Cairo area, especially Heliopolis and El-Alamein.

There are at least five war cemeteries in the Cairo vicinity, as well as the two mentioned above.

I have decided to arrange a group visit to Cairo so that people can visit these places as well as other places of interest.

I will be in contact with the defence attache at the British Embassy in Cairo and the War Graves Commission regarding the visits to the war cemeteries.

I would also be willing to take photos on behalf of readers of graves of their friends and loved ones if they would like me to (complimentary to your readers).

I am sure that many of your readers served in Egypt or know of friends and relatives who are buried there.

Please contact me for details or photo requests. My group would be staying for 10 days (nine nights) on half board basis at the Hotel Le Passage near Cairo airport.

There will also be optional tours to visit other places of interest, such as Khan el-Khalili Bazaar, Ramesseum Memphis, Solar Boats of Cheops, the pyramids, Sphinx and the museum.

The dates for this reunion group visit are June 1 to 10, 2016.

Alf Avison,

Middle East Land Forces Association,

PO Box 99,



PE11 9NS