My Dear Brother Sid,
Just a few lines in answer to your welcome letter which I received a day or two ago.
So glad to hear that you were quite well I am still A1.
I am sorry I haven’t written before but I have been busy with Fritz “you know” Ha Ha.
My word Sid I had a lovely box of cigs and toffees from Helen the other day I might tell you they came in very useful to. That was awfully good of her to think about me, I believe she likes me a little bit mind I don’t cut you out. I am writing to her as soon as I get time, tell her that I received them quite safe and that I am writing as early as possible.
Glad you are still sticking in the works.
The weather here is not too bad but of course it is a bit sticky.
I am glad you enjoyed yourself at home last week. I could do with one of Mother’s dinners right now, but still we don’t do so bad for rations, I can’t really grumble.
Well Dear Sid, just excuse this short letter also the writing because I have four more to write and very little time to spare.
Hope you are still A1.
Best love I remain
Your Loving Brother
With cover to Mr S.K. Springett, 29 Bath Road Dartford Kent
Postmarked ? Post Office MR 18. Passed by Censor 3257.