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Date: March 5th 1945
To
Mother & Dad
From
Clifford Callcott
Letter

#144. C.H. R.90468. RCAF. OVERSEAS. March 5, 1945 Dearest Mother & Dad. Hello Folks how are the two of you these days. I hope the best & that Sis is the same. Well I'm on leave at long last arrived at Colin's on the second of March & have until twelve o clock at night of the tenth until I get an extension, which is doubtful any way I will be satisfied with the seven days I'm having a perfect rest and I certainly need one. The channel was really rough coming over and plenty of fellows were sick, of course a small boat is worse than a large one. I wasn't sick, but sure felt like it a couple of times. Aircraft is the only way to travell, except of course the car, & it comes first, then by plane, next the train, & last Boats. When I was over here before on the temporary duty, it only took an hour and a half to make the journey but this time, I started at seven oclock, & didn't get here until nine the next night, so you can see the difference, of course going back to Canada, I won't mind standing all the way on a cattle boat, with the cattle as long as I get there, I will sure be easy to get along with on that trip, the last. Gosh I notice it more than ever this time, how Colin ( you notice how I have off the uncle part) talks like Dad & acts the same in both ways, he even coughs like him. "when he has a cold." So after the war and I get home, Mother & you will have to come over here & see all the Folks, & you sure have a lot of relations to visit & I'm not fooling. I've received two parcels from Aunt Lizzy & I haven't even seen them yet. Yes I guess you would miss Denny & Doris after them being with you so long but they will be back. I guess Bill shouldn't holler about being at St. John's yet, cause he should have a taste of the continent & then he wouldn't kick anymore, of course thats nature. if a person didn't kick they wouldn't be happy, but it has been plenty rough over there and I sure will be glad when everything is cleared up, the news is sure good these days . It looks like everything will be finished before long. Last night I went over to the local pub to have a few pints, the pub is called the (Sun.) while over there & old fellow asked me where I came from in Canada, (so chest out.) I told him, he had been to Canada & the States & sold piano's, & our conversation turned to boxing & believe it or not, the old boy knew the fellow called (White) also Jack Johnson & Tommie Faw so now isn't that something. Well I never got drunk or anything as Colin doesn't drink nor Grace & Marg.   After I came back to Colin's he & I went up to a friends of Colin's for a half hour. You know how English people are if you don't go & see them and have that ever lasting cup of tea. & (do I like my tea now.) about ten to twelve cups a day. Well Mother & Dad I've about run out of news for once again. Will write tomorrow. So for now take care of yourselves. Keep Smiling Bye now. Your Ever Loving Son Clifford excuse all mistakes

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