Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
12 Corps Signals,
Don’t imagine that I’ve got up at this unearthly hour just to write a letter! I haven’t been putting the times on my letters lately but most of them are written during the night because night duties still come round only too often.
Thanks for Gwladys’s letter of the 19th which arrived on Monday. Lately I haven’t been getting nearly as much mail as I used to. The reason of course being that quite a lot of people don’t think of writing until they get a letter, and for the past few weeks it’s been hard for us to find time to write at all. Still I am gradually getting organised so perhaps there will soon be an increase in the mail again.
The weather is gradually improving again. It did stop raining eventually, in fact it was fine all day yesterday. I wonder if you are still enjoying a heatwave? I suppose the gardens need rain just now so perhaps you wouldn’t grumble if you had a couple of really wet days.
I shall be writing to Walton in a day or two. I think they must wonder what’s happened to me, but I suppose you keep them up to date with the news.
Cont’d 7 p.m.
As you can see I didn’t finish the letter this morning. I wondered if there would be a letter from one of you this afternoon but there wasn’t.
It’s been a glorious day and I did a spot of sunbathing this afternoon. Now I’m on duty again. It’s a pity to have to sit in a truck and work when it’s nice outside but there it is.
I now have more definite news about leave. I think I told you that at the end of this month there would be nine more to go before me. Well the May allocation came through today and it is nine exactly. This means that I shall be the very first in June, and that’s as definite as anything can be in the army. Probably in just under five weeks I shall be starting out on the journey, but of course it’s a bit early yet. Anyway it won’t seem so long now. It’s a pity we didn’t get a bigger allocation for the month but there are still quite a few chaps behind me so I can’t grumble and it’s nice to have a better idea when it will be. So roll on May and don’t last too long!
I think that’s all now, once more.
So I’ll say,
Lots of love