H.M.S. Mosquito (Nile)

This was a shore base for the repair and maintenance of coastal forces boats of the Mediterranean.
It was established in 1942 and payed off in 1945.
The base was situated  close to the palace of King Farouk at the Mahroussa Jetty.

When my father arrived in 25 March 1944 the base personel were billited both on site and at HMS Canopus, with the mess being at HMS Canopus.

The photographs on these pages are of some of the staff, mainly the boat party.

The card on the left was with Dad's photos I think it would have been Christmas 1944 but I am not certain, and I have no idea who the artist was.
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