Sigmn. Moore J.,
HQ 2 Inf. Bde.,
First of all thanks very much for Mam’s letter of the 19th which arrived here yesterday. I would have written yesterday but in a minute you’ll know why I didn’t.
Probably you have heard from Mrs. Webb by now and if so you’ll know that Ron had an accident about three weeks ago. I didn’t say anything about it in my letters because I thought it might not be serious in which case there was no need to worry you or Mr. and Mrs. Webb. I had been scheming to try and visit him in hospital but there didn’t seem to be any way of getting down there. Anyway on Monday I got a letter from Mrs. Webb and apparently Ron’s officer had informed them and of course she was pretty worried. It was a motor cycle accident by the way. Anyway yesterday morning I went to see the captain here and asked him if there was any chance of getting a truck and told him the reason. It was awkward as we are moving out so soon but he was very decent and actually put his jeep at my disposal. Gordon also managed to get off and we left here about one o’clock. It is 55 miles to the hospital where Ron is but we were there soon after two. You can imagine how surprised Ron was. He is up now but he’s had a bit of a shaking up. He was lucky though because the other chap on the motor bike was badly hurt and sent back to England. Ron had a nasty cut on his left leg and had thirty stitches in it. It’s healed up OK now and he should be quite all right again in a couple of weeks. Needless to say we found plenty to talk about and he hasn’t changed at all. For a few months he’s had a very good job in Tel Aviv but I think he’s lost it now so he doesn’t know what will happen.
I’ve just written to Mrs. Webb to tell her there’s no need to worry. I know she must have been worried at first but now Ron is able to write she will be more cheerful. It could have been very much worse.
All Mam’s news was interesting as usual. I haven’t time to write much more as it is getting quite late now.
I haven’t heard much more about moving so as far as I know we go on Monday. I wonder if it will be the last I see of this place or if I’ll be coming back here in December.
Yesterday we passed not far from Bethlehem but of course couldn’t go out of our way. As it was we got lost in Jaffa and when we got back we showed a mileage of 120 instead of 110. I hope to do a bit of sightseeing round Nazareth when we get there.
Hope you are all well. I’m fine myself.
Lots of Love,