Gordon Dinnis was very good at table tennis and I always wondered when and where he began this hobby, and looking back through his photographs taken during the second World War I think I’ve found out! The pictures below show him playing table tennis, along with a group of people and a competition document. The document is dated 1946, which is after the end of World War 2 but he didn’t come home until 1947. At the bottom of the document is a handwritten note ‘Played at the Royal Palace, Naples on Feb 2nd 1946. Gordon got to the quarter finals of this championship, losing to S/Sgt Edwards who went on to win the finals.
Here is a link to The Royal Palace, Naples. Naples was the most bombed Italian city during World War 2 and The Royal Palace was very badly damaged by US bombing.