L.A.C. Biollo P.J.
#7 A.O.S. R.C.A.F.
Portage La Prairie
Well here I am again starting all over again. I arrived here okay and have just about got settled and down to work for the last leg of my course. The trip was very boring, but I met some of the fellows from my course on the train, so it wasn’t too bad. The station here isn’t too bad, it has nice barracks and buildings and the hangars and planes are kept in good condition by civilian help. All the personell on this station are civilian except the instructors and trainees. The food was good, but now we are back on air force rations and it isn’t so good, but it is still better than at Mossbank. We are only 4 miles from town and it is quite a nice place. It seems we are going to have quite a course and it won’t be any too easy. We start flying on Friday and we do mostly navigation here, so it should be quite interesting. There is no snow here, but plenty of mud and water and the river here may overflow. It rained today for a while, but it was light. It has been chilly here up till today, but it was balmy-warm this afternoon.
Hello Ray, how are you? Give little Barbara a big kiss for me. How are all the rest of my little sisters? How are you Mom and Dad? Fine I hope. Gee there isn’t much to say, as we have just started, but as time goes on I guess there will be more news. There was a letter here from Johnny when I arrived, so I must write him soon. He will be finished soon and is quite anxious to know all about A.O.S. It sure won’t be long now and I am really looking forward to “Wings Parade”. Oh yes please don’t forget to send me some prints from those negatives I gave you Dad. We had a test already, so you can see how busy I will be here. But it will be worth it. Is it still warm there? Well folks I must sign off now. So till next time, I wish you lots and luck and good health.
Love to All