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204 Sqdn RAF
West Africa Forces
Yesterday I watched a football game between RAF and the Navy—won easily by us. It seems quite a popular game out here. However I have seen several people wandering passed while I write with tennis racquets so as soon as I find the court I’ll be out there.
Last night I went to a show English Without Tears. It was very good but the sound isn’t very clear in the theatre and nor is the screen. However we get pretty recent shows here so I’ll probably go a lot.
This morning I went down to flights to meet my CO. and flight commander etc. Every body seemed very nice and friendly so we feel we should enjoy our stay here. The adj gave me two letters one from you dated March 28th and one from Eric Caldicott. Eric transferred from Army to AF got his navigator wings and discharge and is now back in Trail. In your letter you seemed in a bit of a quandary about what I was doing. I hope you have got all the letters about my leave and are thus put wise.
There is one Canadian crew on the sqdn so I’m not quite alone. I saw not one on the boat and got a nasty impression that I was going in the wrong direction.
There has been only one small shower so far, the forerunner of the wet season but last night there was quite a lightning display though no thunder. These tropical storms are rather alarming when night flying and more than one chap has lobbed down in the ocean when he can’t get in to base and then get a tow by HSL [?].
No hot water here for washing but it is all luke warm anyway so it doesn’t really matter.
On the crews off day we can commandeer a transport so they usually go to town for lunch and then on to a good bathing beach in the locality. Hope to try this soon.
Well I have written myself to exhaustion.
With love from
[Editor’s note: Transcription provided by collection donor.]