Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Starts by encouraging her not to worry. Complains about the weather. Mentions he went to camp cinema and that their errant colleague had returned at last but having missed an operation was likely for court martial.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-07

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Four page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440607

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
Lincoln
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]
[page break]
[inserted] whata. [sic] B-y mess [/inserted]
[Royal Air Force crest]
A417512
F/Sgt. Payne. M.H.
R.A.F Bardney
Lincs.
My Darling,
I am in the Anteroom waiting for briefing – Ah! they want me to go to the hut so hang on a mo’ and I’ll be with you again.
Well I’m here. And darling, isn’t it a filthy night but they’ll send us just the same, [deleted] but [/deleted] in the early hrs. of the morning probably. Anyway this weather isn’t a safe bet to be flying in. I don’t like it. Why worry.
Yes! and you stop worrying too kid – it’s not
[page break]
xx
good for you. You may feel a little better with Elsie’s help but there isn’t any need for it. Please cheer up. For me – [deleted] [indecipherable letter] [/deleted] Ugh?
You know my hands are so cold I almost can’t hold my pen. Thanks millions and millions for the gloves Pet.
After you rang today I dived down to the village with my laundry and so back to the old grind again ‘till 3 O’clock when I came back here and snoozed until 4.30.
[page break]
xxx
Hell!! “listing [sic]” to the rain. And it [sic] terrible darling.
It’s just like one of our Winter days at home.
I guess by now you are cuddled up in front of a lovely warm fire reading Waltzing Matilda – time 6.45. Gee! but don’t I wish I were there with you sweetheart.
Last night I went to the camp pictures with young Scotty. “Captain Courage”
Have you seen it? It’s one of the best I’ve ever seen. I think.
Midge came back today and hell I feel
[page break]
xxxx
sorry for him. He was quite surprised when he got here and found it should have been Monday morning.
He got home and didn’t look at his leave pass again. They won’t let him fly with us tonight and have him waiting I think for a court marshall. It’s a damned pity – He was just beginning to work hard too.
Darling one – I’m out of gossip, Scandal etc. so will pack in for now.
All my fondest love always.
Yours
Malcolm
Xxxxxxx
Xxxxxxxx
Xxxxxxxxx
[circled X] ?
[circled X] 4U (‘Night Pet)

Collection

Citation

M Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10601.

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