Letter 3

A note from the Editors:

Because this letter is undated, we cannot be absolutely sure of its position amongst the others but believe this is about the right place in the sequence.


34 R S RFC

(‘Royal Flying Corps, Market Drayton' headed paper)

Dear Mother

I arrived back safely at the time I expected. With a little difficulty I got the train stopped at Ternhill & so was saved the trouble of carrying a heavy bag 3 miles from Drayton. My camera has not arrived as they haven’t one in stock but I am trying other places. To-day is hot enough to fry potatoes.

My leave did not come through for some reason & I am going to apply again. It’s a beastly nuisance & I cannot account for it at all. I am very fed up about it & think that my CO did not put in a good word for me. There is as yet no news, but you had better tell Auntie not to expect me till she gets a Telegram from me.

I enjoyed those few days at home immensely they were such a relief from routine beastly routine all day. I miss my pup very much & hope you are not making suet of her by feeding her too much. I at any rate have done better than some of my friends one of whome got through £27-10-0 in 4 ½ days not bad going was it?

With much love from
Oliver xxx

Ought I write & thank Auntie?

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