Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


Writes of frustration over mail and catches up with family and acquaintances. Mentions mock invasion and attacks by commandos, paratroops and home guard. Talks of life in camp.




Three page handwritten letter


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Hut 39.3.C.OTU.
West Camp
[underlined] Friday [/underlined]
My Dearest,
I have received your letter today. I cant [sic] understand why you have not received my note. I wrote you on Monday Last It was posted on Tuesday Morning so you should have had it on Wednesday at the latest. You need not worry about this place getting bombed. Our own pilots cant [sic] find it at night So I am damned [corrected] sure [/corrected] that Gerry cant [sic] find it
If I dont [sic] hear anything from Rex I think I shall go to Wyrley some [corrected] time [/corrected]
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This month because I dont [sic] want to muck my leave up in August. I am trying to get it postponed till then although there is a great Possibility of the unit being moved at that time though.
I wonder what William wants the boys [sic] full names and ages for. I wonder if he is going to buy them some certificates or something?
Well Darling the light has faded now & I cant [sic] see where I should be writing so Ill [sic] finish this in the morning. Good Night Dearest
[underlined] Saturday [/underlined]
Well last night just as I had finished the last word the [corrected] sirens [/corrected] went. There was a mock invasion on & we had to turn out until 3.30AM & man trenches. Apparently we have to do that for 3 nights Last night we were attacked by Commandos & they soon Captured the Camp,
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It’s Paratroops [sic] or Homeguard [sic] tonight. [corrected] Probably [/corrected] the latter & the Paras on Sunday.
One night is not as bad but 3 on the run and carrying on with normal work as well is too much. Last night it was 10.o clock when we finished & then had that job.
I dont [sic] know whether other units of the R.A.F. & army working like we are but we are certainly busy.
Well my dear I must close & get this away to the post & get back to work. I have just sneaked up to finish this off
All my love to you dearest for now
Yours Ian



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11636.

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