Dear Dad and Mam

Just a line again to let you know that I am as per usual in the pink hope you all at home can say the same. You see that this letter is starting in the same old strain as usual but it cannot be helped and I am sure you won’t object for if a chap is in the pink well he can’t wish for much more under present circumstances. I wrote to you a few days ago and enclosed a letter for Auntie Annie hope you have received it before now. I am sorry to say I have not yet received the parcel you sent me but as we are expecting a mail up any day now I have not yet given up hopes of receiving it. The advance here has upset the postal system a bit so letters parcels etc have been delayed. Not only are our letters delayed in coming out but the continual moves upset me from being able to write to you regularly but I know you understand how difficult it is so that is half the battle. You can depend on me to write as often as possible. Well Christmas will be along again shortly and another one for me in Turkey so you see this wil be my third Xmas abroad. I wish there was a chance of being home for Xmas but worse luck there won’t be any chance. Just fancy this will be my fourth Xmas from home and I have never been from home Xmas time before I joined the Army. Well the only thing to do is to hope I won’t spend another out here after this and all’s well. Hope Dad enjoyed himself in Cefn and Abergele I have not had a letter from him lately tell him to write very soon for his nice long letters are very very thankfully received. Well hope Mailys and Dyfan are all right. Roll on duration when do you think this war will be over what is your opinion of things now. Don’t you think we are doing well now let me know. Give my love to Jon and Mag and Glyn have not had a letter from them for some time. Hope Jon’s cold is better by now. I have not got any more to say just hope to hear from you again soon I hope Abertysswg still keeps in the same place for I want to find it when this war is over. Best love and best wishes to you all.

Your Affectionate Son