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On the 'drome  Feb. 7, 1918.

So busy have I been since the "mask" seance which lasted till New Years day, that I haven't done much of anything except put in time in the air and attend strictly to the business of finishing my air tests. A great deal has taken place in this  interval and today I am within a few hours of completing the S.A.G. (School of Aerial Gunnery) work; I am one of nearly a hundred cadets who are being notified daily of the arrival of their commissions - or rather, the 2nd Lieutenancy, which, in the light of our disapproval of the government's action in foisting that "shavetail" office upon us, doesn't make us very happy over such a situation as now exists. We have suffered a number of inconveniences in this camp, but the conditions are gradually becoming satisfactory to a degree that one is glad he has not been too disgruntled and written complaining letters about slight sufferings. I am complaisant about the past and not much afflicted about the future; I have had opportunity in the nearly seven months in this service
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