Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Starts by complaining about weather. Writes about possible places to stay during trip with her and states the one he would prefer and plans for his upcoming leave, including talking to her mother. Mentions that he is going to the adjutant to fill in forms. Says he was on ops last night.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-28

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Five page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440628

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks
37 Hawthorne Road,
Bunker’s Hill,
Lincoln
[underlined] Lincs [/underlined]
[page break]
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN FIGHTING FORCES COMFORTS FUND
A417512
F/S. Payne M. [underlined] H. [/underlined]
R.A.F.
BARDNEY.
28/6/44
Me Darlint,
My Darling.
Beastly isn’t it? Did I hear you say what? Well the weather. It stinks and I don’t mean maybe – just literally.
I’m awfully sorry I was unable to take your call Pet but the fellow who answered it was (or is) a pal of mine (strange that y’know) and I consequently recieved [sic] the message O.K – also the love, for which, thanks
[page break]
xx
and the same to you sweet.
Well – let me tell you what I have done so far. I have been making enquiries and find I can get rooms in a pub costing me sweet nothing for myself and reduced rates for you if I give 12 days (minimum) notice and I have already started proceedings (Sounds awful legal don’t it.)
Anyway, to go on, it’s all under this Nuffield scheme and there is a choice of 4 places or at least 4 pubs at 3 places – namely, Drunken Duck in [deleted] Windermere [/deleted] Ambleside, Wild Boar at [symbol]
[page break]
xxx
and the Barrowdale and County Hotels at Keswick.
I don’t think we should niggle about which one of these it is but of the lot I think I’d prefer the Drunken Duck at Windermere.
What do you think? I’m quite prepared however to take any one of them.
When I find out which one it will be I will write then and find out all about it and at the same time casually find out if there is a [underlined] real old [/underlined] duck there who could write your mum, as that appears to be one of the clauses in this act.
O.K so far?
[page break]
xxxx
Now – tomorrow I’m going to the Adj. and will fill in the necessary forms to bring such a venture to fulfillment [sic] and he will give me bags of help. He’s that kind of chappie.
That’s about all I can tell you about my leave except that I will have to book the Pub for (from the night of the 17th) for 7 days.
I love you darling. xxx
We were on Ops. last night as you’ve already gathered no doubt. It was an awfully long stooge and most monotonous. That’s 15 now.
[page break]
xxxxx
Oh! I’m sorry darling – I rcd. your letter today and thanks a million.
Glad to hear you were able to cotton on to mine.
There’s a great shortage of news Pet so I think I will finis. [sic] now and dash of [sic] to bed – I’m tired. We weren’t on the battle order tonight for the first time and Ops were scrubbed but I couldn’t come in Sugar.
Night for now darling one.
All my fondest love and every one of my x’s.
Ever yours
Malcolm
Xxxxx
Xxxxxx
Xxxxxx
Xxxxxxx
X from Bonzo
X from ? to ?
X “ me “ you.

Collection

Citation

Malcolm Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10605.

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