Pte W. Metcalfe 46534, 19 Platoon, E. Coy 100 T.R.B., Talavera Barracks, Wellington Lines, Aldershot
Dear Emmie

I am pleased to hear that you arrived home early and safe.  You do not know how your coming down has livened me up.  Today we were served out with full marching-pack, so it is a sure sign that we are going to move somewhere, but I do not know where.  I will let you know as soon as possible when the “advance guard” starts; they go about four or five days before us.  Today I had to report at the Company Office and they want me to go through a special course of training for promotion, but I do not think I will ‘have any’ because the N.C.O’s have too much work to do; for my liking.  I am now at a concert given by the ‘R.A.M.C.’ and it is very good.  What did you think of the storm last night; it was bad down here, but this afternoon the sun has been shining and it has been fine.  I would like you to thank your Mother for me, for those pasties they were very nice; and what is left of them, I know, will be as good.  I will have to stop writing now or there will be four pages of writing.

With my very fondest love, I remain 



P.S. I received your letter at 4 o’clock this afternoon.  Very quick post if you posted it this morning

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