June. 11th 1916
I arrived back yesterday morning all safe & sound – beastly journey but I managed to put in a good bit of sleep during the night.
I found Mr Drew at Kings X waiting to see me off – rather nice of him to rush all that way to see me. I took Chubbie- Sheina & Rosamund to the station too.
Everything seems very quiet onboard, & not much doing. They are opening some new tennis courts tomorrow – so I hope to get some while we are here –
I’ve seen Tommy Drew – & dined with him last night – & he has been lunching with me to-day.
* Oh. the Book markers were here on my arrival – simply lovely they are I think- The Chaplain is on leave at present so I’ll give them to him when he comes back – & of course stacks of letters for me; which I must get busy & answer-
Goodnight – I did so enjoy my leave, positively every minute of it was lovely – and the great thing was seeing you all look so well & fit-
My best love to you
Your ever loving son
Paul seems to have had a London Leave immediately after the Battle of Jutland. The Malaya had been badly damaged and was in dock in Invergordon for repairs.