Just reading some of 4 Fld Sqd RE war diary. It's written in a conversational tone which really brings it alive to the reader. A couple of quotes: 4 November 1942: ..At 1730 hrs., Stukas had a crack at 3 troop... 6 November 1942: Moved at first light. Odd firing just ahead caused partial flap. Halted at 750315. A perfectly filthy night. 22 Armd Bde had a battle in the afternoon just ahead. 7 November 1942: Squadron wet through. No move in the morning. Main 7 Armd Div moved at 1530 hrs;, and 4 Field Squadron followed bravely up the wet slope - much trouble with vehicles getting stuck. Stopped at ABU BATTA 735316. Brew-up spoilt by 4 tanks being reported to the South.