Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes he is sorry he cannot see her tonight as he is very tired. Mentions the trip last night was fairly quiet but they had been engaged by friendly anti-aircraft artillery on return. Says today is stand down.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-16

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Three page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440616

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunker’s Hill,
[underlined] Lincoln. [/underlined]
[page break]
A417512 F/S. Payne. M.
R.A.F. Bardney
[underlined] Lincoln [/underlined]
16/6/44.
Dearest Darling,
I know you’re going to be mad Pet when you discover I’m not coming in tonight but please try and forgive wont you. Gee! T’anks. [sic]
I’m so damned worn out that I’m going to try and go to the village and phone you and then crawl into my little bed – there to stay ‘till break of day. In fact long after break of day if I can work it. And I think I can.
We had a fairly
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quiet trip last night but it was too long for my liking – almost 8 hrs.
When we came over the English coast coming home we were over cloud and our ack ack opened up at us and by hell it was hot. However, we soon overcame all our troubles.
By the way darling you’re a naughty girl – in more ways than one – I never got a letter from you again today. But you haven’t done too badly this last couple of weeks and you are already forgiven. xx
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xxx.
Now isn’t that most condescending of me.
I didn’t tell you but today is a stand down. It’s silly you know – they give us a stand down after two night running and we’re then too worn-out to take full advantage of it.
Did you know I love you darling? xxx I do.
Isn’t anything else to write about for now so it’ll be adious [sic] ‘till next time.
All my fondest love darling and “millions” of x’s
Yours
[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined]
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[circled X] 4.U.

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Citation

M Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10603.

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