Dearest Mother & Father mine, I know you will be thinking me very ungrateful in not writing more than I do. I try and write a couple of letters each week but one days seems like another and it is like sending you a carbon copy of the letter previous. I went on leave the 23rd of last month and went straight from the front line to the boat and believe me we were having a hot time of it. So you see how would enjoy it. I had fourteen days in and about London. I got fitted out in
Dear Mother & Father, Well this is the third day of my leave. Am waiting in London for a couple of days in order to get some badly needed clothes, then I think I will go up to Scotland as I have my pass made out for there. How is everyone? I wish you were both with me here. Met Gordon Matthews, Wilfred Stratton, Merideth Huycke and all the rest. Stratton is just on his way home. London seems to be much the same as a year ago with fewer men about and perhaps a little quieter.
Dear Mother and Father, Just received your letters of July 2nd, also a bundle of Examiners. I hope you are all well. Am still at the course and there is a rumour about that is is to be extended two weeks making five weeks in all, the same as usual. I hope it is so as it certainly is an interesting course in a wonderful part of the country. We have fairly easy hours, work hard when we are at it and when we get off, there are all kinds of games to play, places to go and plenty