Senior Officers School Sheerness
Sunday Jan 21.40
My darling wife
While I am having my sherry before my Sunday dinner I’ll write you the doings of the week.
First of all we are now in Winter, plenty of snow, and real cold weather. I am spending most of my day in the open so you can image my complexion by now. I have gained ten pounds since I got here and will stop that at once. I am finding it real hard to study so much. I have to read, read and read over and again to memorize things. My professors are very kind to me and sure help me a lot. being the only Canadian I’ll be qualified as a general when I am thru here. so you’ll have Sir Edmund Ironside Blais before I am finish with this war.
Geo Vanier wrote me yesterday. I’ll see him soon, he remembers you quite well. – and wishes to be remembered to you. -
I expect to be commanding a regiment in the spring, so don’t get frightened everything will be alright.
Boy do I miss you all, specially this morning, getting up in the cold and having no comfort at all, specially my little wife.
To date I have received only your letter #1. So write often & keep well.
Lots of love
A letter a day
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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