Pte W. Metcalfe 46534, 19th Platoon 15 Tent, E. Coy 100 T.R.B., 35 Camp, Rushmoor, Aldershot
I am very sorry to have to write this letter in the negative to your question yesterday, but it would not be advisable for you to come down on Sunday. I would not like you to come into our camp & I do not think it would be allowed; although I want to see you very much. I am trying for a leave next week-end which I hope is forth-coming. One of the reasons I cannot get a pass is that I have not yet a hat-badge or belt. The main reason I should have put in your last letter; as you asked me wether we were going to be inoculated again. I asked the sergeant major for a pass, and he said that we were either going to be done on Saturday or Sunday so you see how I am placed. Do not worry about me I hardly felt the last lot compared with some of the others, and although the next is double strength, I think I will stick it without fainting.
I cannot write more as they are waiting for me for the band.
I am Yours With Much Love