Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes this will be short letter as they are flying and he is not now grounded. Mentions flying cancelled last night and continues with general banter. Mentions going to church and that she can ring him in the mess at specific times. Glad that training is finished.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-15

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Four page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440514

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
Lincoln
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]
[page break]
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FIGHTING FORCES COMFORTS FUND
[inserted] not reading through this [underlined] B-S-T. [/underlined] [/inserted]
A.417512
F/Sgt Payne. M.H.
R.A.F. Stn.
Bardney
NR. Lincoln
Lincs
Sunday.
Hello again Darling,
Have you recieved [sic] my first letters yet? I guess so. I must warn you this will only be a short and very hurried note because we are flying in a short while. I am not grounded now and can go with the “boys”
We were to have flown last night too but it was cancelled – thank Heaven.
I’ve just realised darling that I’m making a helluva mess of this writing so will take it
[page break]
xx
a little easier and maybe you can read what I have to say and again maybe you can’t being such as bugger of a writer as you say. Cheer up Pet.
You know I can visualise you now with a long face and in a bad mood and waiting for me to come in. The time is about 5.15. Am I right.
I went to Church this morning Sweet and what is more I thoroughly enjoyed it and Jock and I showed the rest when it came to the hymns!!!
Hell! but can’t I hear you laughing at that.
[page break]
xxx
Well go ahead and Scream.
After Church I went to stores and ordered me a new [indecipherable word] material battle dress – then came our feed to wit – dinner.
I was in Lincoln this afty darling. We went swimming down at Sth. Park girls school. Hell but it was great.
Oh! Pet, There isn’t a ‘phone here but you can ring me at the mess between 12.15 and 1 p.m. if you can get through and I think you can. You might try sometime any way.
[page break]
xxxx.
It’s marvellous to be finished training and I feel now that I can settle down for a few months now. They don’t chase and hound a fellow now like they used to when we were juniors.
This is all I can manage for the time my darling so I will say
Cheerio.
All my very fondest love and kisses.
[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined] xxxx
Xxxx
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[drawing] [circled x]
[circled x] ?
This is a hug.

Collection

Citation

Malcolm Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 9, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10596.

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