Christmas celebrations continue for British troops guarding the Suez Canal.
CU Santa Claus giving children presents (7' for super). LV Ship proceeding through Suez Canal. SV Superstructure of Russian ship. CU Funnel showing hammer and sickle.
SV R.A.F. launch patrolling Canal. LV Royal Air Force patrol launch passing bows of ship.
LV. Shepherds driving goats along bank of Canal under watchful eye of R.A.F.S.P. SV. Shepherdess using stick on goats.
LV NAAFI (N.A.A.F.I. - Navy, Army, Air Force Institutes) depot at Fanara. SV. Airmen taking Christmas puddings from Egyptian NAAFI attendant and giving them to another airman. CU. Airmen taking puddings.
SV Troops lifting Christmas cake from wagon and walking towards. CU Tray of Christmas cakes.
MV Mauritius troops unloading turkeys from trolley. SCU. Sergeant looking at turkey and smacking his lips.
SV. Airmen fixing Merry Christmas poster on lorry. CU. Poster 'Merry Christmas to all Children'.
LV. Children with Santa Claus, around decorated lorries at Kabrit night fighter station CU. Children looking up at Father Christmas. SCU. Father Christmas talking to children.
GV. St. George's Church, Moscar garrison. CU. Church sign-board. LV. Towards. G.O.C. Egypt General Sir George Erskine with Lady Erskine leaving church. CU. Medical officer and nurse looking on LV. Gen. Erskine talking to medical staff. CU. Pan. R.A.M.C. (Royal Army Medical Corps) Personnel. SV. Gen. Erskine with wife and daughter Polly posing in garden. CU. Gen. Erskine.
GV. Aircraft on dispersal at Deversoir Airport. SV. Pilots being briefed for flights. LV. Towards, Vampire aircraft taxiing out. SV. R.A.F. Policemen with provost marshal using radio in wagon on bank of Canal. CU. Corporal taking message.
GV. Vampires flying over ship proceeding through Suez Canal. Royal Air Force Patrol, on banks. LV. Pan, Vampires flying overhead on patrol. LV. Towards and pan Vampires flying overhead on patrol. (formation)
SV. R.A.F.S.P.s inspecting lorry driver's passes and wagon. SV. Policemen inspecting load. SV. Corporal talking to Egyptian driver. SV. Policeman questioning camel boy about service greatcoat
GV. Troops sitting down to Christmas dinner. SV Sergeants serving troops. CU. Soldier chewing turkey bone. SV. Gen. Erskine shaking hands with Sergeants in Officers mess. CU. Soldier drinking beer from bottle. GV. Erskine on stage in Mess hut talking to troops.
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