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Date: May 29th 1945
To
Mother & Dad
From
Clifford Callcott
Letter

CALLCOTT. CH.

R90468. R.C.A.F.

OVERSEAS.

May 29.45.

Dearest Mother & Dad.

Hello again I hope this letter finds everyone in the best of health every thing seems to be about the same here, except that yesterday I came on this rest course, as we call it. Any way Sunday night, the F./S. came into the tent & asked me if I would like to go so I didn't want to hurt the [?] feelings' so here I am, at a place, called Steinbach it's about 30 kilometre's from [?]. Coming down we took the great highway of Germany called the [?] & it certainly is a swell highway four lanes just like the one from Toronto to Hamilton, this highway goes from one end of Germany to the other running both ways, well to get on with this, summer resort. Yesterday, we took a boat ride, and the weather wasn't good enough to swim, & to start to day off with a bang. I didn't get up till twelve bells, I'm still running [?] to [?] "ah", but after dinner we took a canoe & went over to this man made island it's about two miles out into the lake. I would say about the middle, there is every thing there even a glass of beer if you want it & after rowing that far I sure needed a beer, they have a lunch that goes over there but of course we like the work. "oh yes," the meals are sure good, & the best part of it is we don't have to pay for any thing everything is supplied by the Legion, of course I expect we will pay for it one of these days in taxes.

When I go back to Camp tomorrow I will be going down to vote for government in Ontario, I expect we will be in England to vote on the other main events, [?] I but it gets you down listening to the [?]. They toss over the radio over there elections, it sure is a money making racket, it seems to me that next to war's that's the next biggest racket going just as some guys can fill their pockets. "What say" well my [?] group number is "61" which means I should be home within a couple of months, I'm sure hoping so anyway but # 42 is the next to go, so it won't take long for my turn.

Well by gosh it's nearly time for supper & I sure am hungry after the exercise, so I will close for once again. I hope there is mail when I get back,

Bye for now,

Seeing every one soon,

Your Ever Loving Son,

Cliff.

P.S. I've got some post cards of this place, so will send them soon.

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