Letter Writing.

I'm posted early next year and have been told that I'm required to write a letter prior to my arrival. Though I've heard of this practice, at previous units I have served with this request has never been made, so I'm looking for a little bit of direction as to what the content of this letter should involve. Sensible pointers are greatly appreciated!

Important that you don't make a bad impression before you even get there.

Download and study the booklet called Write Right:
http://www.da.mod.uk/iss/iss/gen_reference/Write Right (5.0).pdf
Also JSP 101, the Defence Writing Guide:

If you enjoy this sort of thing then you could get right into it with the English Reference Book too:

Be business-like in your letter and avoid familarity such as, "get the kettle on matey!" But be sure to say how you are looking forward to joining his unit and becomming part of the team. You'll soon get into the flow of it.

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