Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes that station commander gave them half a day off and they went into Newark and talks about their activities there, Continues with love talk and mention of marriage.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Format

Five page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440430

Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]
A.417512
F/Sgt. Payne. M.H.,
R.A.F. Stn.,
Syerston,
NR Newark,
Notts.
[underlined] Sunday [/underlined]
Hello Darling,
Joy of all joys – the station Commander was so pleased with the work done during the month that he came good today and gave us a half day off. Gee! but I almost nipped into Lincoln. But never mind I’ll be there tomorrow night.
Anyway instead we went for a bike ride into Newark Midge, Bud and myself. After watching a cricket match, R.A.F v. Army for a while (Hell! was it drag) we went down to a forces canteen, partook of a couple
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of cups of tea per man, (or mouse) had several hundred tarts? – which were all tart and no jam – then stretched ourselves out on the lawn in the sun and quietly dozed off.
I was rudely awakened by W.A.M placing a hot cup of coffee on my bare hand. The time was then something after five. We rode slowly back to camp and I had the most glorious cold show imaginable. Oh! but was it lush.
Then we took blankets out on the grass
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Darling Pet – I wish you had been there – just you and I alone. I do miss you angel and want to be with you all the time.
Maybe you don’t believe it kid but it’s so very very true. On day soon darling I’m going to ask you to be mine always so you can start preparing your answer now and it [underlined] must [/underlined] be [underlined] Yes [/underlined]. xxxx
Tomorrow being the first of May we are going to remove the concieted [sic] look from Donalds face – We are in
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other words, going to shave off his miserable moustache.
He’ll go absolutely bloody mad but we all think it’s time he didn’t have it.
I have run short of news sweet, so will say cheerio for now.
All my very, very, very fondest love and all my kisses always darling. xxx
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[circled x] for you (The Missus)
[circled x] for Mrs. F. ?

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Citation

Malcolm Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10581.

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