Midnight the Warhorse: Part 4 - 'Training at Cairo'

by Peter Haydon

They landed in Egypt arriving at Suez on 23 July 1915. They proceed to Heliopolis near Cairo by train and then spent weeks in training, starting with reveille at 4.30 am. Under the backdrop of the Pyramids they practised combat drills with their horses and their horse holders. They got to know the area and Cairo, which was so foreign to them. They played polo on both horses and donkeys and held races.

Training in the desert near the Pyramids

Guy got to play polo again on both horses and donkeys

The training exercise called "Titling the Rings"

The Donkey Polo Team - Guy Haydon, Jack Davies, Basil Copper and

Len Williamson

A challenge race