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England Aug. 20
Must send you another letter by airmail. This will be No 2. I won't include it in the numbers of the others. Have had no more mail since, but it is reported we are to get some soon. Quite a number have received air mail letters. Earnie has had no word
at all yet. Walter Anderson had 2 air mail ones. I never got the little parcel away yet, must get it ready for tomorrow.
Had General Andrew McNaughton inspecting us this morning. He is very nice, and I think my clannish. He was up to Scotland too, around Inverary. I forgot the name of the Castle, but the next time I go up there he said for me to go and see it. They gave
him a set of bagpipes for one of the Regiments with the MacNaughton Tartan. His people came to Nova Scotia first, then to St. John, where they were shipbuilding then moved out West. They came out earlier than our people, but he says he doesn’t know very
much about their history. I would like to have a talk to him some day. He was so rushed today. Ours was the only Company he inspected.
Most of the boys are back from leave. Maj. Anderson + Forbes should be in tonight. Haven't seen Perley or Will since Graham Craker and Farthing were over the other evening. Farthing is a Capt. now attached to Regimental Headquarters. Earnie Anderson had
two more days of leave, went too Norwich. His uncle Murray Anderson's wife belong there'd. had a great time. He was put in charge of one of the trains on the second flight so got it two extra days. Quite a bunch of papers arrived today. Willie Spray
got 3 bundles.
See by the papers today that MacKenzie King is in London. Nothing very much in the war news these days. See by order that [unknown] lost his watch. [unknown] and asking if any one finds it to leave it at the orderly room. He is driving a truck now.
[unknown] just got back from leave also Gilchrist and Moar. Fred left today on a short course in camouflage.
Wonder how the haying is going etc. Hope it was better weather than the farmers had here. The farmers here put their hay in large coils, leave it likee that till they are through cutting or almost then haul it in and [unknown] it.
Must close now and get ready for supper. Must get something for Margie for her birthday. Love to all. Take good care of yourselves.