Bandsman W Metcalfe 46534, (Band Hut) 100 T.R.B., Albuhera Brks, Stanhope Lines, Aldershot
Dear Emmie Thanks for the letter, P.C. and magazine. I did hear of the air raid and of course wondered how you got on; I am glad to hear no one was hurt. Didn’t you have the warning? Did you write that card directly the “all clear” signal went because I got it quickly. I am glad you are coming Sunday and I hope it is better than when you came before. We had a thunder storm last night but it is fine today. I went sick this morning for some new “instep supports” for my feet which I think I will get. Has Bertie C. been out to France yet: he has been joined up a long time now. What regiment is George Ray in? T.Rs’, or T.C. I should think he would do for Mother Won’t Let Me Batt; I hope there is not an air raid when you go to the baths on Friday, nor a submarine attack either or you might go running home in your little short dress, which would not look so becoming in London as in Bournemouth. We are going to Officer’s Mess tonight so we will be alright for a free supper. I have done no parades today and I am sitting writing this also watching the boys come in after their hard morning’s work. Dear Emmie I hope the time passes quickly between now and Sunday so I now conclude With Best Love Will.