Bryant’s diary: Friday 21st November 1941
The train left Cairo in the morning for Kantara. We arrived at mid-day but the train doesn’t leave until 9 o’clock tonight, so I paid a visit to the hospital and looked up some of our friends. Our officer in charge of the leave party worked his head and convinced the R.T.O. that there was not enough room and we have to stay at the staging camp for a few days. This means a visit to Port Said.