Excerpt from letter dated March 6, 1916:
Very many thanks for sending me the latest copies of the letters written by the C. B. of C. men at the front. I enjoyed reading them immensely and am glad to see that the fellows from the London branch are still going strong! ….
There are two companies down here comprised of 200 men. We sleep twenty-five men in a hut which is quite comfortable as we have plenty of scope and tables and fire to sit by when off duty.
We are on parade between 7 o'clock in the morning until 3 o'clock in the afternoon with an hour off at breakfast and dinner. In the evenings we are busy writing up notes taken of lectures and swotting generally.
We are fed very well here, as being Cadets, we get an extra 1/6 messing allowance to the ordinary 5 1/2 granted to each man per day.
Brother is up in Yorkshire going through a bombing and grenade course and is thoroughly enjoying life.