John was in the maintenance unit for the Western Desert Air Force. He visited Alamein for the 67th anniversary in 2009. He recalls his first impressions of Egypt and along with Harry, reads ‘M.E. Medley.’
John was a great fan of music, and fondly recalls the song Lili Marlene that drifted across the desert from the German side and became a theme tune for the Eighth Army as well as the German forces.