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Date: January 28th 1917
Dear Ones All

No. 19 R.S.
Royal Flying Corps Hounslow Heath

Dear Ones All,

I have only time for a line. To-morrow I have to go to either Oxford or Reading for my written examination (known as "Certificate A") I haven’t seen Molly for two days, haven’t had time for anything in fact except for studying.

I certainly will he glad when it is all over for I am getting quite weary of the internal workings of a dozen different types of engines, instruments and wireless sets. The examination will last for three days and during all that time Molly will have to remain alone in London. I am feeling so blue about that but it seems to be the only thing to do.

As yet she hasn’t ben able to get anything to do although she has found one probable opening in a small private hospital. There is anything but a scarcity of nurses here. They have in fact thousands more than they want. If the same conditions obtain as regards doctors- and I suppose they do- it easily explains Harry’s difficulty in getting in.

We have had scarcely any flying for ever so long as there have been gales blowing every day and scarcely any machine could remain in the air.

Mother’s letter of Jany. l0th reached me yesterday, also Harry’s little note with many enclosures. Yes, Father, your newspapers continue to reach me regularly and are much a appreciated both by myself and by two other Canadians that are in the mess here. I’m afraid this note sounds as though I were blue but I’m not really. Its only that the important bits of news seem to be more or less unpleasant.

Molly isn’t blue either and we are both more in love than ever.

Always lovingly yours,

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