Trinity Sunday – 18th June
Dear Mother – Very many thanks for your last letter – Everyone has come back from leave now – rather a pity as we have found that we could have had a full week each – instead of only 4 days – but it can’t be helped now.
The King came on board on Wednesday and looked round the ship – the damage an’ all – We are awfully pleased as it is the first ship he’s been to since the action. He shook hands with us all and said a few kind words.
I got the collars all right – thank you very much – can’t think why I left them behind. I have had simply heaps of letters to write since I’ve been back- I’m quite tired of writing & telling people I am perfectly well & fit. I’ve been playing a lot of tennis lately – there are some excellent courts up here.
With best love to you all
Your ever loving son
HMS Malaya in Invergordon (repeated in 2/6 letter to Ted)