He also spent time as captain of the world's biggest container ship and aboard one of the vessels trapped in the Great Bitter Lakes
in Egypt after the Six Day War broke out in 1967 between Israel and Arab states including Egypt.
Using captured vehicles, weapons and kit, Buck's recruits were trained in Egypt's remote Bitter Lakes
region and forbidden to speak anything but German.
This is why when organising transiting convoys, faster ships are put upfront, and sometimes convoys are rearranged in the Bitter Lakes
"I was in Cairo in 1944 at Fayed Air Base's Operational Training Unit, near the Bitter Lakes
, at the start of my advanced flying course when I first saw the Spitfires and I remember thinking 'Wow, I've made it'," he said.
I rst saw the Spit-res and I "I was in Cairo in 1944 at Fayed Air Base's Operational Training Unit, near the Bitter Lakes
, at the start of my advanced 'ying course when I rst saw the Spit res and I remember thinking 'Wow, I've made it'," he says "I didn't know until then that there was a chance that I could be 'ying Spitres.
Comprehensive operation & maintenance of two pressure regulating booster pumps T 1 & T 2 at the Society's land in New Mit Abul Kom Village to the east of the Bitter Lakes
After marriage in Cape Town in 1942, it was off to the Middle East under Admiral "Egg" Irvine to survey the Bitter Lakes
and for training in the Army's Special Boat Section.
My group will be staying in the canal zone area at a hotel overlooking the great bitter lakes
. We will visit Cairo, Ismailia, Moascar, Fayid, Tel-el-Kebir, Fanara and Kasfareet.
We will be visiting Cairo and staying at a hotel in Fayid overlooking the Great Bitter Lakes
and visiting other places in the canal zone.
In May and September 2011 we will be travelling to the Canal Zone taking in Cairo, Moascar, Ismailia, Tel-El-Kebir, staying at a hotel on the Great Bitter Lakes
Fayid and visiting the area of Lake Timsa.
On the September reunion visit we will be staying the first and last night in Cairo and the remainder of the time at a hotel overlooking the Great Bitter Lakes
They are: South-East Warda, 317 sq km; Ezz el-Orban offshore, 338 sq km; Ezz el-Orban onshore, 537 sq km; West Bitter Lakes
, 2,614 sq km; East Cairo, 5,068 sq km; W.