Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Short letter as pushed for time since started ops. Mentions going to Duisburg. Continues with banter about mates. Has one more op to do before possible seven days leave. Mentions argument they have had. Says time to ring if she wants to.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-24

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

Three page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440524

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss D. Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Road,
Bunker’s Hill
[underlined] Lincoln. [/underlined]
[page break]
R.A.F. Bardney.
[underlined] 24-5-44. [/underlined]
Darling,
This will only be a short note for now as we have [inserted] been [/inserted] and are awfully pushed for time since we started ops. I was glad you rang today – I couldn’t ring you and haven’t been able to get a letter away as you know. I have just written to Mother today, first time since Saturday.
We went to Duisburg Line as you probably know by the papers. Got back at daylight and to bed about 7, up at 12 and getting our kite in [indecipherable word] for [indecipherable name] – I shouldn’t write any of it -. We went to bed yesterday at almost 8 up at 1 and to
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bed at 4 o’clock again. Don and Midge foolishly went out last night. Midge was going to phone you for me last night but was too late getting to town.
We have one more to do after tonight probably and we get 7 days leave.
I’ll be in to see you as soon as I can darling and please don’t worry too much.
I have cooled down and forgiven you now Pet but I was really mad when you rang that day. I went to Waddo that night and just moped around the next night doing nothing.
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xxx
You shouldn’t have sent me that quid Angel – I don’t want it. Recd. my watch today too. It has been at the P.O. for a couple of days but I didn’t have time to get it. Thanks heaps. I think I will send it home now.
Well old kid – this is all I have time to write now so will have to say adios for now.
Oh! Don’t ring the mess tomorrow until 1/4 to 2 if you intend to ring at all.
Bye for now.
All my love darling
Yours
[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined]
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[circled X] ?
[circled X] !!!

Collection

Citation

M Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10598.

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