Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Thanks her for photograph and card and complains that he has received no parcel. Sorry he missed seeing her but had to be back at base. Flew but overran runway into hedge on landing. Ends with endearments.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-15
1944-04-17

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

Five page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440415

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
[underlined] Lincoln. [/underlined]
[page break]
[Royal Air Force crest]
A417512
F/Sgt. Payne M.H.
Wigsley etc.
15-4-44.
[underlined] CAUTION No news here at all [/underlined]
Darling Angel,
Thanks a heap and a heap more for the photo Pet. Its now adorns the wall of our (Midge and I) luxurious suite and, darling I’m awfully proud of it. Instead of just sitting here and dreaming of you and loving [inserted] you [/inserted] so much I can also see you – well, almost.
So love you so terribly much dearest. Anyway you should know that by now but I must keep telling you.
And thank you too for the card – it’s ever so sweet of you. But then of course you are a sweet kid.
I didn’t get any parcel darling but I’m rather inclined to think the
[page break]
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W.A.A.F. Office “bitch” in charge of that section has had far too many late nights. She sure looks it anyway.
Don’t tell her I said so though.
I’m sorry I wasn’t able to ring you this morning “Missus” and still more sorry I couldn’t see you tonight. We had the afternoon off but had to be back for briefing at 6 O’clock. Not knowing where I would most likely find you and knowing that I wouldn’t anyway I decided to stay in and do some work. Stop laughing – I said [underlined] work [/underlined] – and mean it.
Anyway to go on with my story. I sat in a
[page break]
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chair in the Auto room after lunch and what do you know – I woke up just in time for tea. “Ah! Me”. (Quote D.G.W.B.)
We did actually get air-borne tonight but the weather became duff so we returned to base. When we landed our brakes wouldn’t hold and we finished up having an argument with the hedge at t’other end of the Air-field. Apart from the bumps it was quite exciting.
I’m in bed now after having piled my inards [sic] high with bacon and eggs. (two of). 3 today!!!
[page break]
xxxx
Darling, when I see you again you are going to tell me what all this shorthand means – or else!
Well Pet the time is 12.45 A.M and I’m going to fall asleep if I don’t say good night now. I only wish you were here with me then it wouldn’t be necessary to say it at all.
For now, kid, cheerio.
All my fondest love
always darling.
[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined]
xxxxxxx
xxxxxx
xxxx
Just to be going on with. More in the flesh later M.
xxxx
xxx
xxxx from Fx for yes Fx.
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Collection

Citation

M Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10561.

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