Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes of frustrating day with flying on and off. Mentions going to the pictures and writing letters concerning upcoming trip to the Lakes.

Creator

Publisher

M Payne

Date

1944-07-05

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

Three page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440705

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamp]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunkers Hill
Lincoln,
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]
[page break]
Payne
Bardney
[underlined] Wednesday [/underlined]
Darling,
Oh! but am I mad, or at least I was. After you rang today I nipped off down to the section and started work. Just getting settled into it and Bud rang to say we were flying immediately so away dashes yours truly to collect his gear. We went straight out to the kite and discovered it wasn’t ready to fly for half an hour. After waiting an hour [underlined] (1 HOUR) [/underlined] we threw the gear back into a truck and came back to the Control. When we landed there it was discovered the kite would be ready in 10 mins so back we went again.
Now at 6 oclock [sic] we got the engines running and asked for permission to take off and they had the neck to
P.T.O.
[page break]
Short of paper Angel so have to be a bit scimpy. Please excuse won’t you xxx
[page break]
xx
tell us it was scrubbed, to come back and have tea.
Now ain’t that cute. Just a typical example of a marvellous organisation. Hell! So you see how very very successfully an afternoon and night were mucked up. Gosh but isn’t it exasperating.
Anyway – we went to the pictures when we had tea – (I wrote 3 letters first to the Lakes), and saw “Watch on the Rhine”, it was jolly good too.
Did I tell you I had recieved [sic] your letter darling. Or should I have said note! Thanks a million Pet – you certainly make me feel a pig for not writing so often.
Don’t give up hope of not being able to get to the Lakes, will you kid – I’m not – yet.
I love you darling or didn’t you know it. I do xxx
No more for now so I’ll say night for now.
All my love and everything darling.
Yours
Malcolm
[circled xxx]
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Collection

Citation

Malcolm Payne, “Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10607.

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