16 DLI Signallers and the Sphinx

On the 21st February 1944, the 16th DLI embarked from Naples aboard the MV Sobieski for Port Said and spent the next four months refitting and retraining in the Middle East, before returning to the Italy on July 3rd 1944. The photograph above and in an enlarged section below features several men of the Signal Platoon during a four-day spell of leave in Cairo in late February 1944. Photo courtesy of Alex ‘Jock’ Grey. Identifications by Alex Grey and Les Brown:

Back row, Left to right (3) Walter Webberley, (4) Les Brown, (6) Frank Reynolds (Ex Beds and Herts, with the Battalion from its inception) Front row: (3) Tommy Broughton (4) Alex ‘Jock’ Grey, with the Battalion from the start, ex-Beds and Herts. For photographs of Reynolds and Grey three years previously, click here.

MEN OF THE SIGNAL PLATOON, 16 DLI CAIRO, LATE FEBRUARY 1944
16 DLI Signallers and the Sphinx, enlarged

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