Bandsman W. Metcalfe 46534, 100 T.R.B., Band Hut, Albuhera Bks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot
I received your letter at 7.30 this evening: very quick work, war time; I am sorry there is not another post tonight so as you could get this in the morning. I couldn’t settle down to work yesterday and I havn’t done properly yet. I must say your cake goes down very nicely thank you. I hope you like your unseen relations and you will be certain to get a letter from me; you know I would not like to disappoint you. I understand you little bit of French and can only answer in the same words.
Dearest! had Monday been oppressive I dare say I would have made it bright for you.
Today the TRs were reviewed by the King and the band played before him.
I hope you get this early tomorrow so as I might get one Saturday.
Will now close With Best Love Will xxx