Postmarked: 27 Apr 1940 Aldershot, Hants
Apr 27. 1940
Dearest Ma & Junie:
While in my room resting after a streneous week, now I have time to pick up on my correspondonse to my sweethearts.
First of all, I am listening to my wireless, to a beautiful opera coming from Milan. Secondly, I have a nice bottle of real Canadian whisky, and just had a real good one to your health, my toast was “Cheerio Momy”. These are the moments when I get lonesome, just wish you were here and enjoy it all.
To-night is a famous night. The Royal 22 is stepping out we are entertaining the Staff, so I must be on my best behaviour.
However I don’t just feel right and promise to be home at midnight. Is’nt that good mommy?
I bet you are scare stiff since Adolphe went to Norway. Don’t worry a bit about me, I am quite well, and specially well trained, and can take care of myself.
Anyhow, I expect my promotion, sometime in the futur, at the Base in France. I expect to be in charge of the base.? So the front won’t see much of me.
So do not worry.
Company now coming my way. A big kiss & hug
Miss you all much
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Welcome! This site posts the Second World War letters of Brigadier Edmond Blais to his wife Laurette. One letter will be posted every day, in chronological order. The letters begin with then-Major Blais' Atlantic crossing in December, 1939.
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