Tom Fennemore of the CIAD wrote to the Committee requesting support for Aldridge, who wished to be able to work on subjects in the East End of London. Aldridge's letter to Fennemore is at (4). Aldridge's case was also pleaded by Mary Somerville, then of the BBC (7). However the Committee felt all they could do was help Aldridge to continue to paint whilst in the army. They then requested Aldridge to propose a subject which they might then commission. He proposed airfield construction by US troops, and allotment subjects. The latter as approved and commissioned for 25 guineas (24), but Aldridge was found to be a "key man in his unit" (31) and the commission had to be abandoned because Aldridge was sent abroad, to North Africa (33). However, attempts were made to facilitate Aldridge being able to continue to paint.
Aldridge wrote to the Committee again in May 1945, serving in Italy but with little to do (36ff). He wished to be allowed to paint and draw in Rome, for possible later submission to the WAAC, and sought support for this plan. The Committee attempted to arrange these facilities but there is no definite word of the outcome.