Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes about a colleague who has not returned to camp and crew removed from operation as result. Could lead to court martial. Reports arrival of 600 cigarettes and that they still do not have their own aircraft. Finished with love talk.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-05

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Three page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440605

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
[underlined] Lincoln. [/underlined]
[page break]
SOUTH AUSTRALIA FIGHTING FORCES COMFORTS FUND
A417512 F/Sgt. Payne M.H.
R.A.F. Bardney. Lincs.
[deleted] Hello [/deleted]
My Dearest Darling,
Only a little weeny teeny note for now.
There isn’t anything very important to tell you just yet ‘cept I love you. xxx.
“Midge” hasn’t come back yet the bloody idiot and though we were on the battle order for tonight we can’t go because of him.
I’ll bet it’ll be a nice little short French do too. (Notice that word “do”). Ever hear of it?
Anyway – to continue – It will probably mean a court marshall for the “wheely”
[page break]
xx
bugger and it’ll do him OK. – good I mean.
It’s a very serious thing to miss Ops.
I have been thinking I should have stayed in the mess a while longer in case you rang but I don’t really expect you would today. Right darling?
Another 600 cigs. Arrived for me this morning – isn’t it just too grand.
Somebody grabbed the new kite when it came in and we are still left without a plane. Wouldn’t it!
[page break]
xxx.
Isn’t it a miserable old day Pet. It cheeses me off slightly and I really haven’t the strength to go out into this wind.
Seriously though I don’t feel to [sic] bad apart from a small amount of randiness! Yes it’s true too. Oh hell!!!!
Must finish now darling one – and – [underlined] Please [/underlined] don’t worry too much. Everything is all right.
Bye for now Chic.
All my love and x’s
Yours.
[underlined] Malcolm Henry. [/underlined]
[circled X] ?
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Collection

Citation

Malcolm Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 3, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10600.

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