August 1942 — Overlooking the Qattara Depression L-R Peter Willis (Trp Ldr), Ned Mann (Sqn Ldr), Capt AJCK (2 I/C) - “Scratch” Sqn left behind when the Regt went back to (???) to “refit” after being badly “cut up” in the withdrawal to El Alamein line - Summer 1942 (words written by AJCK on back of photo)
Carol was telling the group about the McAdam coat of arms. In the exhibition in 2012 there were two copies of this photo with the following quotes below them – 1. “We look as if we’ve had a row!” - Carol Cathcart 2. “Carol was actually telling the group about the McAdam coat of arms, so who is it who is not paying attention? ???” See Misc_466 for AJCK’s response.
“That well known sportsman” PFF in front of Great Pyramid & Sphinx with “extras”! (Jill on arab steed!) We took a “break” there when “A” Sqn was “Field Firing” at Mena Camp. Now a luxury tourist complex, I gather! Words by AJCK on back of photo.
AJCK took part in Race No. 4, - Musical Chairs and Race No. 9, with the strange description: “Catch the Chicken With Your Horse and She’s Yours” - a race open to allcomers. His horse in both races was called “Camel”
Lord Mountbatten, Chief of Defence Staff, with Lieut-Colonel A. J. Clark-Kennedy, Officer Commanding the 9/12th Royal Lancers, at Lisanelly camp, Omagh, where he was entertined by the officers of the regiment.