Voici les dernières photos de la collection du Caporal Roly Leblanc.
Elle nous montre l’arrivée du personnel du 425 Alouette en Afrique du Nord.
On aurait ici la chronologie de l’arrivée en Afrique du Nord…
May 16 to May 27: Arrived at Liverpool at 7:45.
Started boarding S.S. Samaria immediately.
All on board by 9:30.
Quarters were assigned and equipment stowed.
Sailed at 20:30 hours for the mouth of the Clyde River, Scotland.
Arrived Clyde River at 12:00 hours on May 17 to join convoy.
Remained at anchor until May 19 waiting for other ships of the convoy to assemble.
On May 19 at 17:50 convoy began sailing to Algiers.
Life on board was somewhat boring after the novelty wore off. Thankfully the seas remained relatively calm throughout the voyage.
On the evening of May 25 the convoy passed through the channel with Tangier, Morocco to the right.
On May 27 at 10:00 hours the ship arrived at the port of Algiers.
The unloading of baggage proved unsatisfactory with many kits lost for some time.
Advance parties were detailed to proceed to Kairouran by road in preparation of the main company arriving by train.
Unit had forced march of 4 miles from Algiers port in scorching sun to transit camp at the Agricultural School.
Departed Tunis at 21:00, May 27 by train to Bourfarik.
Left Bourfarik for Tunis arriving at 8:00.
Transport took the men the following morning to Pavillier, Kairouan area.
The trip from the UK to Pavillier took 34 days.