Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

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Title

Letter from Malcolm Payne to Doris Weeks

Description

Writes that he got back from Lincoln OK but was disappointed not to see her. Mentions they are standby crew but operations were scrubbed.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-06

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EPayneMHWeeksD440706

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[postmark]
[postage stamps]
Miss Doris Weeks,
37 Hawthorne Rd.,
Bunkers Hill,
Lincoln,
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]
[page break]
A417512
F/S. Payne. M.H.
R.A.F. Bardney
Lincs.
[underlined] 6-7-44 [/underlined]
My dear Sweet Pea,
Howdya like ‘at. Well Pet, as usual this will be just another note and I can’t write without my pen which is at present locked in the station intelligence safe along with my wallet and all my worldly wealth.
Ain’t it a pity.
Got back from Lincoln O.K. darling and was pleased with myself for being able to ‘phone you for a change.
But I was disappointed not being able to see you kid. I really mean it because I love you ever so much darling.
While I was in Lincoln I sent a cable to mother and one to my brother wishing him many troubles in the form of little ‘uns or sump’in.
On arriving at Bardney we hopped out the bus and
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stopped one of the bods from here to see if Ops. were scrubbed. They weren’t but had they been I would have hopped onto the next bus for Lincoln again. Pronto.
We were stand-by crew tonight as you know and at 1/4 to 10 we were in the mess and all was scrubbed as usual. Down to the canteen in Bardney we goes for a cup of tea and a bun and so back here.
I’ll soon be in bed Pet – Oh hell but didn’t I have an awful night last night. I just couldn’t sleep.
This is all for now Angel and I still love you xx
Night.
All my fondest love and x’s always.
Yrs.
[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined]
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xxx [underlined] The Triangle [/underlined]

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/10608.

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