July 27, 1942
At long last we have definite news of our posting. On Saturday we leave for No. 7 I. T. S. at Saskatoon Sask. I was hoping for Edmonton where I know one of the instructors but on the other hand it might have been Regina.
Last week Bunny wrote me to say he would be in Calgary over the weekend. It was my 48 so I went up by myself on Saturday morning. Bunny had better have a damn good excuse to explain his not being there. All the chaps I pal around with here went down to Lethbridge.
Friday night was more successful. I stayed the night in Stavely with the principal of the high school. He and his wife are old friends of mine and it was great to see them again. The home cooked meals were a treat too.
I have been rather lucky with my afternoon fatigues lately. Wednesday I disappeared on the way to pick up the shovels, Thursday was a sports afternoon for HQ to whom we are attached although we weren’t really supposed to go in the sports parade. Friday was a C. O. inspection which didn’t last long due to rain. Today two of us had a ten minute job and have so far failed to report back for more. It is now 4:00p. m. and much too late to go back.
I went riding again last week. This time I had a much better horse and got a little speed out of the beast.
I wonder if Archie can make five prints of the enclosed negatives. We don’t like to have the pictures developed in town for the photos are of course taken against regulations. You might as well keep one set at home but please send the rest with the negatives up to me at I. T. S. The planes are Cessnas usually called Cranes here.
With love from
[Note: Transcription provided by collection donor.]