Dear Dad and Mam

Just a line to let you know that I am as per usual in the pink hope you all at home are the same. I had a letter from Roberts the Co-Op two days ago will answer it next week. I am on a week’s leave in Alex and not in Cairo as I expected. Arrived last night after two days travelling I will write you a decent letter later and let you know the ins and outs of things etc etc. You see by the address where I am writing from it’s a fine place with nice English ladies helping here. I am going to have a good dip in the mor this morning and I guess it will be great. Was it very good of my CO letting me come down on leave don’t you think so. He has also put me in for substantive rank so now it would take a court martial to pull me down. The gardens round here look great with the flowers in full bloom. It’s a treat to see a decent garden after being up the line. My address is 241261 Cpl GC Roberts 159 Bde Trench Mortar Battery EEF. Well hope Dyfan and Mailys have passed their exams by now and are ready for their holiday at National Service. Please excuse the scribble decent letter to follow.

Best love and best wishes to you all.

Your affectionate Son