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                                                    32

I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

+ he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the

sargeant tells you it is all right + the Lieut tells you you have

failed. The Test consists of some of the following starting

handle hook for a Lorry Lamp Bracket. Brake Rod something

like that Charlie made for that Gate + Welding Still

    There are about 40 to 50 Smiths down here of one sort and

another. I should not be at all surprised if all the Class A

men are not transferred to the Infantry If not me I shall

consider my self Lucky as nearly all the Chaps down here

are grade 2 who are Stationed here. but one never knows your

luck but am waiting for the best.

When I have been through my test I will let you know more

about down here as it is no good telling about things you

do not know if they are right

The Food down here is good but not enough . I could eat

3 Mens Rations for one meal. It is expensive  for a solder

down here on 1 of a week because you have to go into the

canteen to get  something to eat which all cost money

I have still about L 2/15/0 Left

     You cannot settle down at this place because we

might be moved any minute we have to take our full

kit down to the  Barracks  where the workshops are evey

day which seems to show the above is correct

I will now close hoping it finds you + all in the best

of health but nor hungry as I am down here If I do not 

spend any thing but I am looking well after that

              Yours affectionately

                       Edgar

PS Excuse the writing + the few mistakes

as it is the Longest letter I have ever written


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                                                    32

I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

+ he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the

sargeant tells you it is all right + the Lieut tells you you have

failed. The Test consists of some of the following starting

handle hook for a Lorry Lamp Bracket. Brake Rod something

like that Charlie made for that Gate + Welding Still

    There are about 40 to 50 Smiths down here of one sort and

another. I should not be at all surprised if all the Class A

men are not transferred to the Infantry If not me I shall

consider my self Lucky as nearly all the Chaps down here

are grade 2 who are Stationed here. but one never knows your

luck but am waiting for the best.

When I have been through my test I will let you know more

about down here as it is no good telling about things you

do not know if they are right

The Food down here is good but not enough . I could eat

3 Mens Rations for one meal. It is expensive  for a solder

down here on 1 of a week because you have to go into the

canteen to get  something to eat which all cost money

I have still about L 2/15/0 Left

     You cannot settle down at this place because we

might be moved any minute we have to take our full

kit down to the  Barracks  where the workshops are evey

day which seems to show the above is correct

I will now close hoping it finds you + all in the best

of health but nor hungry as I am down here If I do not 

spend any thing but I am looking well after that

              Yours affectionately

                       Edgar

PS Excuse the writing + the few mistakes

as it is the Longest letter I have ever written



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  • February 22, 2017 18:41:26 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        32

    I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

    but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

    for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

    have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

    from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

    + he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

    test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the

    sargeant tells you it is all right + the Lieut tells you you have

    failed. The Test consists of some of the following starting

    handle hook for a Lorry Lamp Bracket. Brake Rod something

    like that Charlie made for that Gate + Welding Still

        There are about 40 to 50 Smiths down here of one sort and

    another. I should not be at all surprised if all the Class A

    men are not transferred to the Infantry If not me I shall

    consider my self Lucky as nearly all the Chaps down here

    are grade 2 who are Stationed here. but one never knows your

    luck but am waiting for the best.

    When I have been through my test I will let you know more

    about down here as it is no good telling about things you

    do not know if they are right

    The Food down here is good but not enough . I could eat

    3 Mens Rations for one meal. It is expensive  for a solder

    down here on 1 of a week because you have to go into the

    canteen to get  something to eat which all cost money

    I have still about L 2/15/0 Left

         You cannot settle down at this place because we

    might be moved any minute we have to take our full

    kit down to the  Barracks  where the workshops are evey

    day which seems to show the above is correct

    I will now close hoping it finds you + all in the best

    of health but nor hungry as I am down here If I do not 

    spend any thing but I am looking well after that

                  Yours affectionately

                           Edgar

    PS Excuse the writing + the few mistakes

    as it is the Longest letter I have ever written



  • February 22, 2017 18:36:45 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        32

    I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

    but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

    for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

    have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

    from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

    + he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

    test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the

    sargeant tells you it is all right + the Lieut tells you you have

    failed. The Test consists of some of the following starting

    handle hook for a Lorry Lamp Bracket. Brake Rod something

    like that Charlie made for that Gate + Welding Still

        There are about 40 to 50 Smiths down here of one sort and

    another. I should not be at all surprised if all the Class A

    men are not transferred to the Infantry If not me I shall

    consider my self Lucky as nearly all the Chaps down here

    are grade 2 who are Stationed here. but one never knows your

    luck but am waiting for the best.

    When I have been through my test I will let you know more

    about down here as it is no good telling about things you

    do not know if they are right

    The Food down here is good but not enough . I could eat

    3 Mens Rations for one meal. It is expensive  for a solder

    down here on 1 of a week because you have to go into the

    canteen to get  something to eat which all cost money

    I have still about L 2/15/0 Left

         You cannot settle down at this place because we



  • February 22, 2017 18:27:15 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        32

    I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

    but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

    for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

    have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

    from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

    + he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

    test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the

    sargeant tells you it is all right + the Lieut tells you you have

    failed. The Test consists of some of the following starting

    handle hook for a Lorry Lamp Bracket. Brake Rod something

    like that Charlie made for that Gate + Welding Still

        There are about 40 to 50 Smiths down here of one sort and

    another. I should not be at all surprised if all the Class A

    men are not transferred to the Infantry If not me I shall

    consider my self Lucky as nearly all the Chaps down here

    are grade 2 who are Stationed here. but one never knows your

    luck but am waiting for the best.

    When I have been through my test I will let you know more

    about down here as it is no good telling about things you

    do not know if they are right

    The Food down here is good but not enough . I could eat

    3 Mens Rations for one meal. It is expensive  for a solder

    down here on 1 of a week because you have to go into the

    canteen


  • February 22, 2017 18:23:14 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        32

    I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

    but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

    for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

    have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

    from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

    + he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

    test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the

    sargeant tells you it is all right + the Lieut tells you you have

    failed. The Test consists of some of the following starting

    handle hook for a Lorry Lamp Bracket. Brake Rod something

    like that Charlie made for that Gate + Welding Still

        There are about 40 to 50 Smiths down here of one sort and

    another. I should not be at all surprised if all the Class A

    men are not transferred to the Infantry If not me I shall

    consider 


  • February 22, 2017 18:19:49 Annick Rodriguez

                                                        32

    I have not heard of a smith who passed the list going anywhere else

    but Grove Park + from what  I see down here I think it all a farce

    for a Class A man but do not know all the full facts because I

    have not yet been through my test nor seen the officer yet

    from what I make out when you have had your test you go before the officer

    + he gives you a form to sign which says on I think I have had a fair

    test which I think is here but the judging of it is not because the


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