Posted: 11/02/2013 at 14:09
Highland Jeannie and Palaisglide (as in ballroom dancing?), my birth mother was an RAF Nursing Sister in Palestine and Aden and apparently after a while because it was so hot had to have leave every now and then. Am I right about this?
The women once we all moved out of that area on the mandate would be sent to Camps along the Canal and probably BMH Fayid a massive military hospital. Most of those camps Ismalia Shandur Suez had Lido's for recreation, gardens, sheltered area's and swimming. The women would get leave up in Port Said a camp run by the WVS and the photo of me doing the Palaisglide with three of those lovely ladies hence the pen name. Us men got one leave in the whole period. 118 degrees in the shade if you could find any and freezing the hairs off your chest at night, "err" well not the women I do not think, could be wrong.
We could talk about this on the message page I am in touch with others on there, up to you.