Wednesday August 23 1916
Just a line to let you know how I am getting along. I put in my request for a definite transfer to the wireless section and within 2 ½ hours of putting it in to the office I was receiving my first lesson on receiving messages. My SubLieu used his influence on my behalf and this settled the business. What makes it better is that I am amongst my pals in the same class. I have a vast amount to learn and the ret of the class are 3 days ahead of me as they went into the School on Monday last. We have to be able to receive 8 words a minute by next Thursday or we are sent out of the wireless into the Sea draft as Seamen and Gunners etc. I don’t even know whether I shall be able to pass or not but I can only do my best. You will find a book on Magnetism and Electricity on my bookshelf upstairs. Send it me along at once as I want to swat up a little electricity in my spare time. (not much to spare I can assure you). We also have to know Semaphore and are expected to pass the lot in 2 months. I have something on I can tell you but I shall try my utmost. The trouble is they don’t give any second chances. I don’t mind as I have been persistent and it just shows you can get your way a little if you only have the pluck to try. I am in the pink and feeling very fit. Hoping you are all well at M J.
I had a letter from Uncle Ernest Hebden tonight. Love to all. in haste for post.
Push the book along