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World War 2 Cycling in North Africa

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posted on 2024-06-05, 20:04 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor's father, John Fraser Elder, was in the RAF, based in Egypt. John had been based in Kasfereet camp. The contributor noted that John was into cycling before the war and a lot of the objects the contributor has brought in relate to cycle races. The contributor noted that people/servicemen would come from bases all over Africa to compete in races. "All the camps must have had a cycling club."

John was part of the Buckshee Wheelers Cycling Club, which was formed by British servicemen, who met up once a year up until the 1990s.

History

Item list and details

1 - Cycling photos 2 - Cycling posters and flyers 3 - Cycling photo album 4 - Notes on engineering

Person the story/items relate to

John Fraser Elder

Person who shared the story/items

Anne Elder

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Contributor is John's daughter

Type of submission

Shared at University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh on 25 November 2023.

Record ID

110280 | EDI044