Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 258
Saturday 29th September
[The following paragraph crossed through.] I did not hear any good news of [indecipherable] he is a Sergeant in Flying Corps, but drinks far too much & is spending his L.S.D. too [indecipherable] – in Cairo & would be well out of that place.
This boat was on the Argentine run & all the notices for Passengers are printed in Spanish in addition to English.
Calm Sea & every comfort, a destroyer racing along on each side of us & sometimes describing a circle round.
[The following sentence crossed through.] I'm wearing JOE's a leather waist coat under my Tunic as a "Greve" or Air Waistcoat in place of the clumsy life belt – no one has noticed the difference from an air one & I can swim.