August 25, 1943
Dear Dad -
Received your letter of Aug 17th this morning. I finished paying for that bond at the end of April and bought it at No 4 I.T.S. Edmonton, so I should have at least heard from the department saying that it was paid for and asking me what I wanted done with it. I am going to open my bank account up here in London at the Canadian branch of Bank of Montreal so that I can have it transferred home at any time. There should be a receipt of some sort at home there with my assurances papers on my first bond.
Cecil is short and bowed legged just like you and also works too hard. He has a suit that is 15 years old and he very seldom wears it either. He sure is kept busy these days in the cycle shop making is own bikes too.
We were in the bath (swim pool) this morning doing dingie drill and it sure is fun trying to get into a dingie with flying suit and boots on too. My but they sure are giving those Nazis hell over there these days.
Well I'm running out of space so.