From page 42 & 43 of 'Charlie Company' by Peter Cochrane . As mentioned in this thread. http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/52929-what-i-bought-at-hay-on-wye-today/ 2 Camerons have been moved from Eygpt down to the Sudan & he makes this observation. ''There was much more wildlife than in the desert ; on our route marches we saw hares, gazelle and ostriches. Our next move was to a curious forest with a sandy floor, I suppose a wadi where enough water lay beneath the bed to let the trees flourish. Here it was enchanting to see the birds , brilliant little creatures flashing blue and yellow and green through the dense shade. I realised how much I had missed bird life in the desert. There was no leisure to watch them ; we were making our final preparations and learning why we were in the Sudan.''