58 Saxmundham 0?.05.41
Just a note to let you know that I have written to my people letting them know that I have decided to get married when I get my leave although I guess you already know that I have written to them, so now you can get busy with the arrangement but let me again remind you that I would like the affair to be quiet. I just heard through a friend of mine in the office that I am down to have my leave about the end June, this about right to my reckoning but of course one must bare in mind that we still may go abroad if that is the case the leave list will be of no good. Well darling I have not heard from you for a time, I hope you are alright. Also I hope the air raids are not too bad and are not worrying you much. By the way has Norman gone abroad yet, I know he had his embarkation leave. We have two new officers and they are real slave drivers, they keep one hard at it all day long. Heck, I have never worked so hard in all my life. The boys are becoming fed up with this slave driving. There is some talk that we may get twenty-four hour passes once in ten days. This will do me because I will be able to nip home for a time, of course the passes will not be made out for London. I guess they will be made out for Ipswich. I have scribbled this note in bed and lights out should be sounded with in a second or two.
(1) Norman Owen: Cousin and brother in law to Syd. Norman married. Helen, Marjorie's sister and was later imprison in Korea with Blake.