Dear F & M
Just a line to let you know I am still alive and kicking along merrily. Had an afternoon out the other day went to see the Army Horse show and riding exhibitions met several fellows I knew including Tommy Earlam so spent a nice time together. Otherwise there is nothing to report beyond that we had a special service to commemorate the 4th aniversiary of the war at which our Div Band played. So what with beer at 2 francs a bottle and the religious influence at work I shall probably finish up if not in the RAF at least a sky pilot. Suppose Par has plenty to do now he has lost so many men. Hope the allotment is bearing a good return. Would like to give the proceeds a good caneing. I sometimes wonder what Lamb green peas & mint sauce would be like for a change. Still we don’t do at all bad altho a change goes down well which I get occasionally. The War News is very extra just now there still seems a good chance of it finishing before very long everyone is very hopeful out here and the effect of our success must have a gloomy effect on the Boche. Well I think this is all this time not heard from Jack lately I suppose his skins pulled for about the 8th time ere this.
Hammond Spr. 62210 RE