Letter from Harry Brooks to his wife



Letter from Harry Brooks to his wife


Letter from Harry Brooks to his wife explaining why he did not manage to telephone her. He also apologises for not writing before, but says that he has been very busy, and promises to write the following day. Sends his love to wife and baby and is sending £5 for her to buy a coat. Postscript explains that post was missed by colleague and he will post it himself.




Four page handwritten letter


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[RAF Crest}

Sgts Mess
RAF Station

My dearest darling,

Just a very hurried line to tell you that I have been notified that I have a Registered Letter but I have not yet had a chance to collect it but will get it later today when the Camp Post Office is open.

Darling I could not 'phone you on Thursday as I was on duty as I said but I tried to

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get through last night and booked a call for 7.15 but after I came back to the box at that time they said there was no reply so I presume you did not go over to Auntie Marys last night and that everyone was out. I did not write yesterday as I had no time and also thought I should be speaking to you, but thats [sic] just our luck.

Look darling I am really terribly busy just now but will be free tomorrow afternoon I think, so will write you a lovely long.

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Now before I close I want to say that I love you & baby more than anything in the world and always will.

I am enclosing £5 so that you can buy yourself a coat etc so that you can look lovely when I come home at the end of the week.

All my love and may God bless you & keep you both safe for me.

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[underlined] 4 [/underlined] Harry xxxxxxxxxxxx

For Pamela my darling daughter. Daddy xxxxxx

P.S. It is Sunday now sweetheart and the chap who was going to register this latter last night got down to town too late to register it, so he gave it back to me today and I am posting it myself so I am going into town myself tonight to the pictures. So I will save the money until I come



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