Sigmn. Moore J.,
HQ 2 Inf. Bde.,
Well here we are, past midsummer’s day and the longest day in the year. You’ll begin to notice the days “drawing in” soon!
Thanks for the two letters received today, one from Mam and one from Gwladys, both posted on the 21st.
The weather wasn’t very kind to Gwladys and Kath but no doubt they enjoyed their holiday in spite of that. Really a week isn’t long enough though. I read in the paper today that the weather in England last Saturday was very warm and summery and I imagined the returning holidaymakers feeling very miserable. In another part of the paper I read that at Wimbledon yesterday the weather was “gloomy” and “the sky overcast”. I’m getting the biggest variety of holidays, 1944 in France, ’45 in England, ’46 on tour in the Middle East, ’47——?
I know how much you look forward to holidays. It must be a treat to get away from things if only for a week. Now they’re talking about rationing bread it makes you wonder what next.
Mam and Dad are certainly doing it in style this year. I remember that 1939 holiday very well. Gwladys didn’t write and Dad had to ring up – with much muttering! Then there was the war scare and thousands of people rushing for home. It was a good holiday in spite of all that.
I should think you did wonder who was at the door at 3.30 in the morning. I bet when Dad saw the police outside he thought they’d got him. Crane – black market!!
I was very sorry to hear of Mrs. Warrington’s death. That’s the second piece of bad news I’ve had recently. A few days ago I had a letter from Alex saying that one of the boys had been knocked down and killed in town.
The weather is still the same here of course. The heat doesn’t worry me so much as insect bites. You know how they used to bite me in England. Ordinary flies don’t seem so plentiful here as in Egypt but there are mosquitos and ants.
I’ve been to another meeting of the photo’ club this evening. The dark room is now fitted up but the difficulty seems to be getting supplies of Hypo and Developer. They can be bought locally but at terrible prices. The only alternative is to place an order with a firm in England and that is likely to take a few weeks.
The army run all sorts of courses for men and women nearing demob and I’m thinking of going on one. There’s a month’s course for such subjects as book-keeping, commercial english etc. I don’t know if it would do me any good but it certainly wouldn’t do me any harm, and if I arranged it so I went about six weeks before demob it would help to pass the time away. I could go on one for subjects such as woodwork, art, not repairing or bricklaying. The scheme is an opportunity I intend taking advantage of.
Well I must close now. Hope you are all well
Lots of Love,
5.30 a.m. Wed. (duty)
You’ll be interested to know that I spoke to Ron on the phone last night. We had quite a long chat, the first one since last November. There’s not much chance of us meeting for a bit. He’s in Tel Aviv and can’t get out and as the town is out of bounds it’s impossible for anybody to get in.
No more now,