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To Greece

Maadi and Helwan Camps

Maadi and Helwan Camps

THE month of May was notable for movements to and from Egypt. On 2 May 6 Brigade Group returned from Greece; Headquarters New Zealand Artillery, 6 Field Company and 1 Survey Troop were brought over from Crete on 9 May; the Ammunition Company, the Supply Column and detachments of signallers on 14 May; and the 5th Reinforcements and 14 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, which had left Wellington on 7 April, arrived on 13 May. The immediate problem was the equipment and reorganisation of these troops.

At the same time there was movement away from Egypt. The Kiwi Concert Party and the bands of 4 and 5 Brigades left for Crete on 11 May and a detachment from the Composite Training Depot went from Port Tewfik to Durban as guard for prisoners of war in the Dunera.