Dear Mum, Dad and Dave
The helicopter which will take the mail away will be here any minute now so I thought I should write you a few lines.
I bring good news even though you may know from the papers etc. We sail aboard the "Norland" on July 31st to arrive at Ascension Islands on about the 6-7th August. We will then loll around in the sun for a couple of days before being flown back to arrive on the 8,9 or 10th August.
As you can imagine everyone is over the moon with the news. Ah I hear the chopper now. Will write later
Lots of love (I mean it)