Letter and telegram from Harry Brooks to his wife

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Title

Letter and telegram from Harry Brooks to his wife

Description

An undated letter from Harry Brooks at RAF Waddington to his wife. He writes about her short visit and hopes to be home for Christmas. He mentions the possibility of his wife having to go into hospital and tells an anecdote of something that happened at the station.

Additionally there is a telegram sent by him to his wife after the birth of their daughter, Pamela, saying he will be home tomorrow.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-07-15

Contributor

Alan Pinchbeck
David Bloomfield

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

Four-page handwritten letter and telegram

Language

Identifier

EBrooksHSBrooksW410715

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

LETTER AND TELEgam [sic] when I was BORN
[page break]
Sgts Mess
RAF Station
Waddington
Lincs
Monday
[RAF Crest]
My dearest darling,
I do hope you got home safely this afternoon without any incidents as I have been thinking of you and as I write this you should be at Catford making a fuss of Pamela.
It was grand to see you although it was only for so short a time, but let us hope that I shall be home for Christmas this year as I haven’t spent a Xmas for so long at home.
[page break]
[underlined] 2 [/underlined]
I am glad we have such a good friend in Lincoln as Miss Green because anytime I am off or know will be off for 24 hours or so she can put us up.
Darling I do hope the Hospital will be able to put you right without an operation, but darling if you have to have one keep a stiff upper lip as I know that you will come through it OK.
It was very funny, but old Joe Skinner was looking for me yesterday afternoon
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[RAF Crest]
[underlined] 3 [/underlined]
to attend a lecture and he asked the Flight Sgt. where I was this morning. The Flight Sgt said that I had told Mr Skinner that my wife was down for the weekend, but I hadn’t, I had only told the Flight Sergeant. Well Mr Skinner said “Oh yes that’s right” - but he was lying because he knew nothing about it - that shows that old Joe Skinner likes me because he never said a word this afternoon to me.
Well dear I want to write to Pop so I will
[page break]
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close now with all my love and may God bless you both sweetheart and keep you safe for me always.
[underlined] Harry [/underlined]
xxxxxxxxxxxx
For Pamela bless your little heart from Daddy
xxxxxx
P.S. I hope you can read my “SCRAWL” - [underlined] cheeky [/underlined]
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[Post Office crest]
POST OFFICE TELEGRAM
[postmark]
21 6.40 P:M SH16
MRS BROOKS ST = ALFEGES HOSPITAL GREENWICH SE =
MARVELLOUS DARLING PROBABLY HOME TOMORROW LOVE TO YOU BOTH = HARRY +

Collection

Citation

H Brooks, “Letter and telegram from Harry Brooks to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11308.

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