47 Saxmundham 1941
I received your letter and photo, the photo was very good one of you darling. I think you can consider yourself hired as a cook, wages starting at fifteen bob a week, with plenty of prospects of a bright young person. Well darling I played rugby today for our troop, heck is the game rough, it is real murder, I am not going to play again if I can help it, the only trouble is you are detailed to play. Well you simply have to play or else, sort of business but I cannot see any sense in the game, I do not mind being in a rough house and getting knocked about a bit if I enjoy the game.
Here is a rough drawing of a gun and tender with the men at there right places four five and six all kneel, it is only done in gun drill. What you said is gun drill, in practice all the men are standing with the exceptions of 3 & 2, and they sit on the little seat, that's what I wanted those kneepads for. Well darling be a good girl!