Oldfield letter: 27.3.40

On His Majesty’s service
W.A. Oldfield Esq.,
Sandsend, Headquarters
Near Whitby, 5th Division
Yorks. M.E.F
ENGLAND. March 27th, 1940

My dear Mum, Daddy and Hum,
I am afraid my short letter last night miscarried and will not get off until this evening, as the Post Orderly left an hour early. So I thought I wd drop another line while I have a little spare time.
We leave the training area some time to-morrow morning, then back to our old place for a day or two, then out again for another four days and then, D.V a spot of leave.
Absolutely blink in the way of news as out here we are far away from the madding crowd, and, incidentally anything that pulls. However it’s very peaceful and the only thing that could improve it would be a little less work ! I got into bed at 2 a.m. yesterday a.m. and about three the night before.
To-morrow, I suppose is the Drag – Hunt, or have I got the date wrong – I rather think I have. Johnny Pyman seems to be full of good works these days; which reminds me, has George left England yet ?

As soon as I can, I will let you know more about times re. my Leave and when I expect to land. As far as I know, it is still April 6th. And so long as nothing crops up before then, everything should be allright.
Sorry this letter is so short,
Much Love,
Yours Ever,