CANADIAN ARMY OVERSEAS.
"TO HIS HONOUR GENERAL CRERAR
WERVIK, BELGIUM, JUNE 6, 1945.
Three months ago, your forces of the 17th Can Field Regt came here in Wervick for a few weeks in stay.
The people of Wervick did all what they can do, to make the sojourn so good as possible, because this soldiers
have take a great part in us liberation.
In each family where Canadians soldiers abode, was a certain sorrow in vogue, when this boys, most
leave us country.
We were them accustomed, and they became usual by us, so that we like them very much, because they
were mostly good soldiers, and so were loved, as our own children.
Well now Honourable Lord, often of this boys of the 17th Can Field Regt would want pass their holidays
by us, and the here undersigned are ready to take them back in their house, each on their own expenses,
as for eating and lodging, they will let them pass their permission, just as the children of the home.
You have only to give the consent.
We can assure you, Sir, that many boys, which have no kinship in England, rather here by us their
holidays would pass than as where in Europe.
We thank you previously, honourable Lord, we know all, that you, as father of the regiment,
will take care for your soldiers, and them let come by benevelent citizens in permission.