30 August 1916 – Can receive at 8 words/minute; more Lancashire recruits have arrived.

30 August 1916 (?) J Simpson O S M Z 1831 No 50 Mess Wireless School Class A8 RN Depot Crystal Palace Dear Mother Many thanks for letter which arrived last evening. I am going on fairly well in the Wireless School and can receive fairly well at 8 words per min.  The test may… Continue reading 30 August 1916 – Can receive at 8 words/minute; more Lancashire recruits have arrived.

26 August 1916 – Thinks Wireless should be safer; hoping leave will go through.

26 August 1916 Saturday night Wireless School No 50 Mess Royal Naval Depot Crystal Palace LONDON SE Dear Mother & Father Many thanks for your parcel which arrived this evening and I must say the contents are as interesting as those of former parcels. You seem to be a little afraid of my safety in… Continue reading 26 August 1916 – Thinks Wireless should be safer; hoping leave will go through.

25 August 1916 – 1st Wireless test coming up; another Zeppelin raid.

Friday August 25 1916 My dear Mother & Father Some more scrawl just to let you know that I am still very much alive & kicking. I am now in the Wireless School and am trying to solve the mysteries of dots and dashes.  I am falling into things slowly but surely and my only… Continue reading 25 August 1916 – 1st Wireless test coming up; another Zeppelin raid.

23 August 1916 – Has got into the Wireless section; got two months to learn it all and pass the exams.

Wednesday August 23 1916 Dear Mother 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… Continue reading 23 August 1916 – Has got into the Wireless section; got two months to learn it all and pass the exams.