Egypt world war 2

The beginning of the Bar-None Club Egypt

All the following pictures were taken in Egypt between 1944 and 1948 recording the early memories of the club.

Sergeant Charles Campbell-White 383428

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces 2nd NZEF New Zealand Provost Corps.

Lance/Sergeant Walter Douglas Stopforth

Served in the dessert 1943-?
Born in Liverpool and seeing war was inevitable joined the TA (Sigs) at Signals House, Queens Drive Liverpool. Served in Egypt as a Sergeant in the MT section of the Royal Corps. of Signals
He was a member of the trials team that took 1st place at the 17 Area Bar-None MCC trial on Sunday 25th February 1945.
See picture IWM E30685 further down

Eric Hooke

Lance-Bombardier Eric Hooke Royal Artillery

Howard Stacey

Taken in 1947 possibly with the nickname "Flash" according to a listing in Trevor Davies book Warzone Speedway

Lieutenant Arthur J Holifield

Arthur Holifield was a Lieutenant in the 2nd Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. A member of the Bar-None Club and one of the builders of the Shalufa Speedway circuit. The Shalufa circuit in Egypt was east of Cario near the start of the Suez Canal and in use from mid 1945 to 1946. Photos from his time while serving in Egypt 1945-46 supplied by his family.

Original photos supplied by David Campbell

Photos featuring Harry and Maurice Auden

Pictures supplied by J Tinley

Sgt. Arthur J Snow

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Arthur  Snow joined the R.A.F. before the war and was stationed in Egypt 1943 till 1947

serving with 109 Maintenance Unit and judging by his photos helping to maintain Hurricane and Bristol Blenheim. 

Thanks to his family for his pictures and permission to publish them. 

109 Maintenance Unit RAF Egypt
  • RAF Abu Sueir 26th November to 13th February 1942
  • RAF Abu Sueir 22nd February 1943 to (unknown)
  • RAF Fayid during July 1946