Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


Describes life at RAF Cranwell which is not as good as RAF Kenley. Writes he is running out of tobacco and requests her help. He has applied for leave but has not had confirmation. He discusses other opportunities to meet. Talks of possible move of unit to Carlisle.




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Four page handwritten letter


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Hut 39
No 3. C.O. TU
West Camp
[underlined] 31st March 1942. [/underlined]

Many Thanks for your letter to hand this morning. I t seems ages since I heard from you last. I have not yet received any mail from Kenly yet. I also had a letter from Dad by the same post.
I am enjoying the work at this station alright but the food is not too good. Furthermore the comforts of Kenly rather spoiled me for the more primitive life here but never the less I am enjoying the change. There is heaps of entertainment organised
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here, if one has the money to go. However this last two nights I have been working late. Having moved northwards the tobacco problem has become acute once more. I am alright for a couple of days as I forsaw [sic] the state of affairs & procured 3 ounzes [sic] in London, but henceforth your kind assistance will be very welcome.
It is a pleasure to here [sic] that the furniture is on the move at last. As soon as you get it I can do with my bathers I dont [sic] know where the ones got to that I had at Newquay.
[corrected] I have [/corrected] applied for leave commencing 11th of April I dont [sic] know whether Ill [sic] get it or not yet so dont [sic] bank on it. I should know something deffinate [sic] next week, when I will let you know. I think I shall spend it
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at Grt [Great] Wyrley this time. With regards to the long weekends, I think I can get to Delarne[indecipherable] alright if I can get away from here early enough but it will be a matter of £.5. D mainly
What do you think? The whole unit is expected to move to Carlisle in May! That would be accessable [sic] to Norley but it is a lousy climate up there. Still there might be a good few plane trips to Sealand [sic] from there which would be a good lift on my way to Norley at weekend. I haven’t found out how far west they fly from here yet but I should think I could get a good lift anyway to Ringway would be a help!
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Well my dear that is about all for tonight except of course to tell you I love you & I am missing you awfully still.
All my love to all.
yours Always
[underlined] Ian [/underlined]



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11686.

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