Extracts from a letter written by Sgt. S. Dallimore to his father, Mr. H.D. Dallimore, from "somewhere in the Pacific," are as follows:-
"The National Patriotic Fund Board has organised a rest camp up here for all N.Z. Units. I've just returned for a three-day spell down there, and a very nice change it was too. Nothing to worry about, and nothing to do, but take it easy, and do just as you wish. The weather wasn't very kind to usbut even so we enjoyed ourselves very much.
"The meals were very nice, for a change. We had plenty of swimming, etc., so I think the spell did us quite a bit of good. It was hard coming back to camp and having to sleep on a hard bed again. The Y.M.C.A. here organised a reunion of all Waikato boys in our camp, so I went along with a friend of mine who comes from Hamilton. We had a very enjoyable evening, and I met quite a few chaps who come from round Cambridge and Hamilton."
It is interesting to read of the rest camps organised by the Patriotic Board, and to know of the good work being done by that boday, as well as that of the Y.M.C.A., which is doing a magnificent job of work in the many outlandish places to which our boys are sent.