British Royal Air Force Base

"We had nothing to do."

"We landed in Fayid, Egypt 45 days, 43 days later. And Fayid, Egypt was where we were stationed. We had nothing to do. They had no gliders. They didn’t know what to do with us, but they wanted us overseas. So we were on a British base, and the food was horrible. We had steak once a week. It was camel steak, and that comes from dead camels that are too damned old to work anymore, so they kill them. And the more you chew, the bigger the wad got in your mouth [laughs]."