My Dear Brother Sid,
Thanks very much for your kind letter received yesterday so pleased to hear that you were quite well. I am still very well at present.
Glad you liked the photo alright, they all tell me I looked jolly fat and well.
I don’t think I have ever felt better than I do now, yes, there’s plenty of fresh air attached to this job, that’s one thing.
I was of course down at Deal when the last Air-Raid was on, I got up and looked out of the window, but did not dress.
I saw a Gotha in a searchlight, it was a decent sight, my word, they did give him some shells to get on with.
We have had it fairly easy this week so far, a bit different than last week. Ha Ha.
Lord French came down here today and had a look at us, it was only a march past this time. He then went on to Canterbury.
It as been rather a miserable day. I hope it will be fine for the holiday.
I think I can safely say that I shall be home for Christmas, our Captain is trying jolly hard for us, especially as he wants the holiday too.
Well, Sid don’t forget to send one of your photos as soon as you get them.
I don’t think I have anything else to say this time.
So Goodbye Best Love
Your Affec Brother
With cover to Mr S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road Dartford Kent
Postmarked Margate 5 PM 13 DE 17