Visit Egypt to pay respects

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Over the years I have arranged many groups back to the Egyptian Canal Zone and several of your readers have joined us on these visits back to the areas where we served in the 1950s and many of our friends and comrades are buried.

I have now stopped organising groups to the Military Zone.

Our last one was in May, but I have received many letters of thanks and new requests inquiring if it is possible 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, so I have decided to arrange a group visit to Cairo so people can visit these places as well as other places of interest.

I will be in contact with the defence attaché 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 your readers, of graves of their friends and loved ones if they would like me to (complimentary to your readers).  

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

They are invited to join our group reunion back to Egypt ,and if they contact me I will send full details of itinerary and costs etc, or they can send requests for photos direct to me.

My group would be staying for 10 days (nine nights) on a half-board basis at the Hotel Le Passage near Cairo airport, and my agent in Cairo would arrange all optional tours from there.

There will also be optional tours to visit other places of interest.

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

Alf Avison,

Middle East Land Forces Association,

PO Box 99,



PE11 9NS.