BBC HomeExplore the BBC
This page was last updated in February 2012We've left it here for reference.More information

11 July 2014
Accessibility help
Text only
WW2 - People's War

BBC Homepage
BBC History
WW2 People's War Homepage Archive List Timeline About This Site Print this page 

Contact Us

Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

Time in the Middle East

by angelblu37

Contributed by 
angelblu37
People in story: 
norman
Location of story: 
middle east
Background to story: 
Royal Air Force
Article ID: 
A3635705
Contributed on: 
08 February 2005

I got married the year before the war. Then in 1940 my wife was having a baby, and I got sent to the middle east.As I was in the raf , I drove a staff car in Beruit.Then I was put in charge of the officers mess. The unit was then transfered from Palestine to Gaza.I was there for a year then I went to Syria.There were lots of swamp's where mosqitoes bred, so you had to be careful of malaria. I was then put in charge of some local people, who were trying to dig a canal through the swamps.A officer would come every fortnight to bring rations, and check progress.

© Copyright of content contributed to this Archive rests with the author. Find out how you can use this.

Archive List

This story has been placed in the following categories.

Royal Air Force Category
Middle East Category
icon for Story with photoStory with photo

Most of the content on this site is created by our users, who are members of the public. The views expressed are theirs and unless specifically stated are not those of the BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of any external sites referenced. In the event that you consider anything on this page to be in breach of the site's House Rules, please click here. For any other comments, please Contact Us.



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy