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28 October1938
exact date of 28 of October 1938
day of the month 28 October 1938
calendar day - 10 of October year - 1938
month of Octoberdecade of the 1930s.
1900s century


To: Mrs. E.I.J.Bell
11 Evelyn Court, Cheltenham.


From: Edward Jordan Bell
Badajos Barracks, Wellington lines, Aldershot.


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My Dear Mummy
Thanks so much for your letter Well I have been dined in and had a marvelous time I drunk more than I have ever drank in my life before but I didnt go under Sators and myself both practically teetotalers were the only two of the four who didnt go under Edwards passed out during the Colonels speech and Nick was violently sick and we had to put him to bed A





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of us congregated in my room and we talked for a bit while they smoked my cigarettes out of my box which I have just had engraved It cost and rools very nice so I now owe you which I will forward in due course The dinner was held in the gym which was decorated for the ocassion All the silver was out and boy did they look good Weve got over if silver alone just in the th Bn Huge silver chandeliers with candles burning in them lovely silver jugs etc The plates we ate off cost about each





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It is too much to describe but it really looked lovely The band played up above us I have sherry champagne brandy port whiskey a taste of kincha I was told not to touch the port so I didnt It was a do champagnes bottles popping all over the place ones glass never empty We were of course guests After the meal after I had suspiciously got rid of a glass of champagne into my coffee we starting drinking properly A brandy and soda was throats on me which I drank them I was given a double most of that went on a flower pot with a very subtle





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throw but I drank the next two Then we had games climbed and swang on ropes conducted the crawl danced including Uncle Robb had a sing song carried the Colonel all around the barracks at about oclock in the morning let off plenty of fireworks and in full had the hell of a time

Well I mus close now Im in Church parade on Saturday which means I am nd in Command of the Cry ColRobb left today the Sargent towed his car out of barracks through a lane formed by men





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band went in front of the car Well cheerio will write you on Sunday again

All my love to you






Did you know: The word "inst" was a very commonly used abbreviation for the Latin "instante mense" meaning this month.



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