The return home of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade (NZMR) is delayed by a shortage of shipping. The men take classes designed to ease them back onto ‘civvy street’ after up to five years in the army. They also help quell riots in Egypt, where there is anger at the lack of progress towards the independence that has been promised after the war.
The Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment (AMR) remains at Rafah undergoing training and education to prepare the men for a return to civilian life.
The AMR continues garrison duties at Shirbin, Mahalla el Kubra and Talkha (across the Nile from El Mansura).