Work here continues normally, weather permitting, and we are getting quite accomplished pilots on (censored - assumed Hampdens). I think that I shall continue here until the middle of August, and by that time I ought to know something about the job. The chaps who went to Bicester at the same time as I came here are being posted to squadrons at the end of the week, while the fighter boys are already in action. One of the chaps at Grantham had to bale out after a fight over the coast, but got away with a couple of broken legs.
Did you hear Mr Gardiner’s running commentary on the air-fight over the channel? Wasn’t it thrilling - we heard it at lunch time in the mess, and it caused no end of amusement.
I wrote to old Tom, the cabbage, the other day, but give him my regards and best wishes.
Please give my love to mother, and tell her I will try to get home for 48 hours as soon as I can.