March 18 (Sun) 1945, Alexandria, Egypt

IWM CM5440 rugby
A rugby match between two Air Force teams in the Western Desert. Image copr. IWM CM5440

Over the weekend have embarked stores & fuel. Captain Mollison, RA [Royal Artillery] the BLO [Officer], gave the midshipmen a lecture in Bombardments on Saturday morning & he is to continue on Monday. A ship’s team took part in a 7-a-side Rugby tournament for the “Finney Cup”. It was a knockout competition, & they did quite well, playing four games & getting into the semi-finals before being beaten after a hard & fast game by Alexandria Sporting Club team, 3-0.

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