Dear All This letter is to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and let us have a very Happy and Peaceful New Year, as I shall not be home I want you Mother Dad & Doreen to buy yourselves and relative a Christmas present from me. iI you will show this to the Bank Dad as authority to draw £7 in my name for this contingency I should like you to because although I shall not be with you in person I shall be with you in spirit. I have just heard that a parcel has arrived for me and I have to collect it at about 4 pm. I think it is my uniform parcel so shall look quite smart. I hope you sent my cap [?] shall soon see. By the way Doreen have I mentioned that Peter Merser [?] is here knows you quite well I think. Have not heard from Hussey [?] I've had that crowd. Glad to say I am well and am in with a good crowd of Chaps. Sorry not me in the Photograph I haven't had one taken since being a Kriegie—don't worry I still look the same. Cheerio. Be seeing You.
Lisle, John, Letter, 21 October