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Date: May 16th 1942
Mother and Father

May 16, 1942

Dear Folks:

How are you keeping? I suppose you are all in tip top shape and enjoying beautiful May weather. Well, I guess that makes it unanimous because I am feeling fine and also doing ditto. I wrote you from the boat but I think this letter will reach you first, if the service is as good as they say. Did you get my cable? I figured they could phone it to you from Harriston rather than mail it from Clifford.

Of course your first question will be how do you like England. Well, as you know I've always maintained I never wanted to come here, but what a fool I was to say that. I wouldn't give up this experience for anything and you can "quote" me on that. The scenery is absolutely too swell for me to even describe. Everything is in full bloom and the parks in the town I am in are just too nice to be real. I still think it's a dream. Turcott & I walk thru' every nite and both say "gosh, I wish my mother could see this!"

You don't want to swallow all the things they say about hardships either. We are getting enough to eat and it is put up a lot simpler & better than it was in Canada. The organization here is way ahead of ours as far as handling of men is concerned. With such a number it is general in Canada to have a lot of mix ups, but here things have gone thru fine. This morning we were given a chance to volunteer for overseas service, so I may be leaving for India or Africa or somewhere within a few days or weeks. However, I think I'll get a leave and am going to Wales with Couling to see some of his wife's folks. I doubt if I

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