My dear Mother-
Very many thanks for your letter – & I am ever so glad to hear your cold has gone & that you are quite fit again.
We only seemed to have a very few days of fine weather as to-day it’s gone back to its old habits again – very cold – windy and heaps of rain.
Yesterday we had a great rugger match ashore against another ship – but we were beaten.
So glad you’ve heard from Ted at last – I suppose by this time he is miles up in land somewhere. Dick’s given you a large order about a “tent”- I expect the people in the shop will know what sort of thing he wants.
Rather a fine show I thought that Dora raid – & I think our fellows did marvellously well – Really the casualties these days in the papers are sadly long are’nt they – seem to be hundreds of officers every day.
I am wondering how you like that book – really rather dreadful is’nt it – but of course it ends allright.
I enclose a snapshot of me taken the other day – just before a game of deck hockey.
Very best love to you all from
Your ever loving son
So Richard’s request for a tent does seem to have exasperated the inexhaustable Gertrude.