L/Cpl Moore J.,
I received four letters yesterday so I’ve got my work cut out today to answer them. Thanks for Gwladys’s letter of the 16th.
I have just been reading today’s paper which tell’s a grim story of a blizzard in Blighty, ice floes in the North Sea and possible cuts in gas supplies. And just to be cheerful it says that the cold spell may continue “well into March”. I wish it would change and no doubt you are wishing that even more than I am.
Well we’ve taken a few steps nearer demob. I’ve signed some papers and had my medical and passed it. All that remains now is to hand some kit in and then wait for the word go. There are no details about moving yet but the first batch won’t be leaving for two or three weeks at least.
Yesterday was quite a rush for me. I was on the rifle range from 7 a.m. till 12.45. Got back and was told I was on medical at 1.15. Between 12.45 and 1.15 I had my lunch and had a shower (cold water). After all that I didn’t feel very fit but I passed ok.
I had a letter from Mrs. Webb and she says they have received Ron’s gratuity book. I wonder if you have got mine?
I’m not sure if I’ve seen that film “The Green Years”. Was it about a boy going to live with people in Scotland and eventually being left money which enabled him to train to be a doctor?
We aren’t getting very good films here now. Last night we went to see “Gay Sisters” which wasn’t much good.
It’s a grand day here. The sun is shining, but unfortunately I’m on duty so I can only look through the window at it.
I’m going to try to ring Ron up again this morning. If I can’t speak to him I might be able to leave him a message to ring me tonight when I shall be on duty again.
That’s about all once again.
Don’t think I haven’t got any proper paper. I have got a pad but I’m trying to make it last!
Lots of Love,
P.S. Enclosed was taken on the same day as the last snap I sent. This one was taken just after we got off the truck and we were walking across to the tents. J.
THE END – This is the 508th and final letter in the collection