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Date: March 26th 1945

HMS Ruler
c/o British Fleet Mail

March 26, 1945

Dear Sister Jean:

Hi Pal. Would I like to see you or wouldn't I?!

Personally I can't get over what a beautiful girl you have turned out to be - your pictures are a real inspiration.

The other day I was ashore in one of Australia's fair towns with the captain. - Wizard. American R.N. car and both dressed in tropical white uniforms. We were parked in one of the main streets. Our fair driver wasn't so hard on the eyes either - come to think of it.
A woman with a delightful girl aged about 7 came over and talked to me.

"My young daughter has just asked me if you were the Duke of Gloucester?" My quick response was "Sorry, he is a lot nicer chap than I am."

The Captain who was in the back seat nearly fell through the deck -but is recovering nicely now!

Visiting an aerodrome the other day with the Jeep and three other officers we were waiting to go across a level crossing. About 6 young Australian boys joined the admiring throng around our Royal Navy jeep and made some inspiring and clever statements.
The Doctor leaned over to me and said - "These chaps are certainly clever for their age." A little chap about 8 promptly returned, "My oath we are."
The Navy said no more.



P.S. Hope I can come home soon.