Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main W/Less Section,
12 Corps Signals,
Old Club House,
Cor, what an address! It nearly fills a page in itself but this looks like being our abode for a bit anyway.
I suppose this comes as a bit of a surprise to you and even I can’t believe it yet. So much seems to have happened in the last week. Just think of the money the army wastes, they took me across by boat, put me on a train for a 20 hr. journey, take me about a hundred and thirty miles by lorry, keep me for a few days and then send me all the way back. We only left Hamburg at 11 o/c yesterday morning and we were in England by 2 p.m. so you can guess how we came across, by plane. We certainly have some experiences in this mob. It was a lovely trip and I’ll never forget it. The weather wasn’t too good when we took off but we went above the clouds and the sun was shining up there. Then it cleared up and we could see the ground and see below quite clearly. It’s surprising how queer it makes you feel though, occasionally there was a bump and the plane dropped a bit making your stomach feel the same as it does in a lift. I really enjoyed it though and didn’t feel at all sick.
Anyway here we are, and don’t be deceived by the address. We are in a camp, nisson huts, and no civilisation for about two miles. Still it’s quite a pretty place and anywhere in England suits be better than over there. I only wish they’d put us in the Midlands somewhere.
We might be on leave soon but we don’t know anything definite yet about what’s going to happen but you can imagine how the rumours are spreading! Still if I don’t walk in the house before my next letter I might be able to give you more information when I write.
I don’t feel really settled and I think this must be a rambling sort of letter.
Pleased to say I received Mam’s letter last Saturday and Dad’s today. I also received an Illustrated Chron. today and see they cut Dad out of the photo there – very disappointing!
Well I think that’s all I’ll write now, I’ve got to look for a post box and remember to put a stamp on the letter – it’s just like old times again.
Carry on writing as usual but don’t send any parcels just in case we get sent on leave suddenly.
Also be prepared for anything from now on. You’ve had one surprise and it might not be the last.
Ron sends his kind regards as usual.
Lots of love,