Fergie says men want handkerchiefs. Very few here, and not an issue; any colour except white. They are more necessary than anything; plenty of mitts now, and mufflers, socks, but don’t send any more yet. Imagine, I have been watching a football match between us and Lancs. Fus. We won 5—1. I had a two-hour Battalion Parade this morning, which I found they wanted badly. Dull, foggy, damp day.
The Battalion football team was a source of great pride, particularly given its extraordinary success. You can read about the Battalion’s sporting prowess here.