March 29th 1943
Dear Mom + Dad
I’m sorry I haven’t wrote sooner, I didn’t have any stamps or money till yesterday and then I was on duty last night. Well we’re all through our training and are we having it easy, this morning we went out on a route march, came back at twelve, had dinner then went away back in the woods behind the camp and told stories till 5:15 then broke off for the day. On Sun when I was coming back I met one of the guys at the bus station, he drove me back to camp.
The next time I come home it will be my last leave until July so how about a little party, and how is Marg, I haven’t wrote to her yet.
How is Ray getting along pretty good I hope. We have been told where we are going but I can’t say, but it’s a two day and two night train ride.
I’ll try to get home for a couple of hours on Sat. If you can get any stamps send them, they are awful hard to get here. You can tell by the date I started to write this letter a couple of days ago but I didn’t have any stamps.
Well that’s all I can think of for now, see yous Sat.
Gord and his Platoon at their training base in Brampton. 10th Platoon, C Company, 24th Regt. March 1943.
[Shannan’s Note – it’s tough to tell from the photo, but I think that’s Gord in the front row, second from the left. I assume this picture was taken upon completion of their training]