77 Morpeth 18.02.1942
Received your parcel on Saturday for which I thank you. At present I am in bed with the flu, although I am almost better now, it is great to be able to stay in bed and for that reason I do not mind having a small dose of the flu. Although, one is best to be fit in the army because the army has no place for sick people. I was treated alright by the boys. I had all my meals brought up for me although really I did not want much to eat. Well darling I should be home on leave some where around about the fourth of the month of course this is just as my calculations go. We have one or two schemes before that and if my leave is cancelled for them it will mean my leave will be later in March. How does this supposed date go with Charles' leave? I hear we have another set back in the East and things in general are not to comforting but the day will come when we shall be having all the successes. I am just back from the doctor and he has given me light indoor duties, which really mean no duties at all so I am not doing so badly with this flu. I expect it will take Mrs Dryden a long time to find out what has happened to her husband. I did hear it said that the air personnel was taken off the island but of course what truth there is in that I cannot say, will close now.
P.S. excuse pencil only I cannot borough enough ink for a letter.