Rawdon is going to the station later on to collect Louisa as she returns from Bombay (Mumbai) after 9 days shopping. As well as dresses, she has bought linen etc from the Army and Navy Stores. There are only 3 Sundays before the wedding; he is going to give each bridesmaid a brooch showing the Pioneer pickaxe on a rosette in regimental colours. He describes Louisa as a very loveable woman. He recently went for a drink with Charlie Waddington. a first-rate sportsman and good rider.