Military Pass for Alexandria
A military pass to enter Alexandria Port in Egypt, issued to David Prosser on 9th April 1942. The pass entitled him to work as a Naval cameraman and carry photographic equipment in the docks. The text on the inside of the pass is printed in both English and Arabic. Prosser originally trained as a newsreel man with British Movietone News Ltd in September 1937. In August 1940, he was recruited by the Royal Navy as a news correspondent for a six month filming operation. This led to Prosser spending the remainder of the war travelling to various locations in the Middle East, Africa and the Mediterranean, working as a war correspondent with both the Navy and the Royal Air Force. This included accompanying aircraft on anti-submarine patrols over the straits of Gibraltar and out into the Atlantic, as well as sailing with convoys at Malta. Prosser became qualified not only as a war correspondent and air correspondent, but also as an RAF air gunner.