The SS Ile de France was a transatlantic liner. It had been converted to a troopship in 1941. The few civilian passengers on board were put in with
the high ranking officers. I was "required" to make up a bridge four which included a Brigadier-General going out to be Accountant-General, Tanganyika.
This photograph of the ship passing through the Suez Canal is courtesy of Royal Signals in Pictures
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