Feb 18th 17
I guess you will be surprised to see I am still at Felixstowe after receiving my card. Well we were ready to leave at 5 P.M. yesterday, had my kit on when it was cancelled so you can see we were nearly away. I do not know the reason, but they say it was owing to a Naval battle the boats were sounding the syrens all the afternoon.
Well I am writing to wish you many happy returns of your Birthday.
I shall be pleased to hear from you to know that you are well, a post card will be sufficient in case I do not receive it. I don’t know when we shall be leaving now, it may be to-morrow.
Well I think I must finish now (short & sweet) I know you don’t like long letters. Just going down to the Pavilion to hear the band.
With best wishes & good health.
Hoping you are all well.
With much love
From your devoted