September 24, 1943
This is just a short note to let you know that the watch arrived safely also the shorts.
The watch is just grand so far it has not lost a minute.
I am going to send my old watch home if it can be fixed up Shirley can have it if she wants it. The main thing that is wrong with is I think is that it needs cleaning. The strap that is on it is a new one that is about six weeks old.
We have finished all the math that we take now and are starting drafting. The math was not hard, I made an average mark on all the tests we had of 80% so that is not so bad. The drafting is the same that I had at school. On Wednesday I asked the sergeant if I could skip all the elementary and get on with the advanced. Well to make a long story short he gave me all the notes that we get and told me to look them over. Today he gave me a couple of drawings to make for a test. They were both simple drawings very much along the lines of what I was doing in grade eight. He said that he would let me know how I made out on Monday. If I make good it will mean saving about three weeks of more advanced drafting and that is what I need more than the other.
As soon as I find out I will let you know.
Last weekend I was down to Niagara Falls with some friends of one of the boys here. We went down to the people's place about one o'clock Sunday afternoon and they drove us down for the afternoon. We had a grand time. Arrived back at camp about eleven o'clock.
The weather is starting to get a little colder her now and there has been frost several mornings which isn't so nice as we are still wearing shorts. When we go out we wear battledress as it is too cool at night for the shorts.
There isn't much more now that I can think of so I will close for now.
PS Aunt Lydia wrote I don't know if I can make it or not yet.