Dear Emmie I am glad to hear you received the Goss unbroken. You won’t be long will you? what. I passed through Gunton Station this afternoon. It is very funny how these things occur but I don’t believe I will be able to go to Gunton because it is “out of bounds”. I would have been surprised to see you at N.Walsham, would I have stopped blowing? Just think you. I do not know what week my leave will be I think some are going next Friday, but I will let you know as soon as possible. I am sorry you don’t like fancy names but I will try to keep my place in future. So sorry to hear you had a raid the other night I think they are more bother than what they are worth to keep on dropping those bomb-bombs. I am now back from my “weeks holiday” and have some stiff times in sight. I don’t fancy drills tomorrow and I have got used to sleeping in a proper bed but the change comes tonight. Well my dear I really don’t know what to write about and I have a lot of work to do in getting ready for parade tomorrow so the best thing for me to do now is “pack”. I am longing to see you but I am sorry it is to be the last time before going across. The worst part is saying good by. It must not be good by “but au revoir”. With Fondest Love From Yours Ever Will. xxxxxx PS. Thank you for the Birthday Card. Sweet 19 and never been (?) It is a sweet little verse which I know is true.