Hey David, just joined cause I was researching my GGF and GF's service with 2/1 MG BN and saw your question. 2/1 MG Bn was in desert training at Ikingi, Maryut outside Alexandria. Disembarked in Alexandria on 30 Dec 40 after embarking at Colchester on 14Nov as per their service records. They embarked for Greece on 29Mar41. Paul.