[26 May 1917] end now – Rather bad luck on Hanhart & Mayer my going just as we had got to three – for rest is not half such fun with only two; for then one has to be on duty and so if the other goes out he’s all alone. Though as a matter of fact before we moved to rest billets the adjt. said he didn’t want an officer all the time – so Hanhart & I had a couple of decent civilised dinners in the town which was a very pleasing variety – but if there were three and if we had a sidecar in action which as a matter of fact at present we haven’t – then two could clear of[f] for the whole day & have a decent outing; which would have been a very pleasant variety. Now I’m afraid this letter is rather boring – but you see there’s really absolutely nothing to say so will end now. Your ever loving Charles.
By the way in answer to recent questions of Em’s the mail coming in everyday (great excitement!) I am still telephone officer -I believe that Mayer is a good signaller