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Date: February 11th 1944

Feb 11/44

Dear Dad,

I presume you will be at home by now so that is were I am addressing this to. I have moved again to another station - back down to England. We get a 4S in another ten days so I will be slipping in to see Milton. I'll be at this station for a couple of months-flying practically all the time. It's not a bad station-only spread out too much. Our barracks are two miles from the mess. They have to come and get us in a truck each morning and we don't return until lat at night. Our meals are swell. We get bacon and eggs twice a week and practically all the milk we want to drink. You will never know how much we appreciate that after being without it for so long. It's an all Canadian station except fo the woofs and part of the ground crew-we really like that too.

Coming down here from Scotland we stopped at Birmingham and were all so tired we stayed there for a day. We go the biggest hotel in the city and soon brightened up. It's the most active place I've seen over here yet so had a wonderful time. We went skating which was quite a treat-on artificial ice. In the evening we went to a dance and they had real Canadian music instead of the usual dry English stuff. I met Wayne Maynes there and we had quite a talk. He has only been over here for six weeks. On arriving at our station they asked why were a day late but didn't seem to mind at all.

Mother, I want you to try to get me a new watch. Mine has seemed to go on the blink again and it's impossible to get it fixed over here. I had it in the jewelers for ten week sat Bournemouth but he didn't do it right as it just won't go. I also had it in the instrument section here but it only went for a day. Have the jeweler send it direct to me tax-free and by registered air mail. Make sure there is a sweep second hand on it as I need it in my work. Take my money out of the bank for it - around 60 bucks should be O.K. Please send it as fast as possible as I need it very badly.

Dad I received the first bunch of 800 cigs you sent me. I was certainly glad to get them as I was certainly tired of smoking these English ones. They should come steady now that they have started.

There is a salvation army hut on the station here which I am in now. They are very good to us and provide us with all the conveniences possible. Dad you will remember Rommel who was at Saskatoon with us - he is here also. I don't know were Sandy and Bob are now.

Well my loved ones I must sign of for now as I have a letter to Aunt Laura and some other things I must get away.

All my love,

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