Sept. 16, 1941
Life in first line again - one suitcase (exaggeration) and 190 miles from the Hun. (Except at times!).
Quite a change from old station down in Somerset - in fact I might just as well be in Iceland.
Jean and Ronny are of course back at school and hard at work.
Received a letter from Keith Staunton who is now at Cranwell saying he had received eleven letters from Jean within the last five weeks. I have perhaps received three from Jean in the last five years!
He wants to meet me in London - but there is no hope of that at present unless something turns up. Keith certainly enjoyed himself at 1608 and thinks Ronny is just about "it."
I would appreciate some chocolate if you could send me a little. The cigarettes are still coming through fairly regularly and I am very thankful.
Met my old observer the other day - Johnny, who was so badly wounded flying with me over France. He is all right now except for a few bits still inside him and is back on the job. We need more men like him.
Nearly all my squadron here were pupils at Fighter School while I was there, so if I did any line shooting I have to prove my words now! Ha! Ha!
What do you want shot down for Christmas, a He.111 or a Ju88?
Lots of love