Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

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Title

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

Description

Pages are damaged with text missing. Writes of mail and leave. Catches up with acquaintance news. He writes that he can’t understand why people are joining up as it is a lousy life being a soldier or an airman.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-05-09

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Format

Damaged two page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EWynnIAWynnK420509

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Envelope]
Mrs K Wy [missing]
Sunny Brae,
Norley
Frodsham
Warrington
Lancs
[postmark]
SLEAFORD
18 MAY
1942
[/postmark]
[page break]
Hut 39-,
Cranwell,
9th May 1942.
Darling.
Thanks for your note to hand this morning. I notice that you wrote it on the 6th & Posted it on the 7th. Well you should have had my letter by then. It is darned funny that you have not heard from Carters. If you have not heard by the time you get this drop them a card as from me saying that you are awaiting [corrected] their [/corrected] reply to yours of such and such a date. That should give them time to reply [deleted] shall [/deleted] by when I get there on leave.
I had started this [missing]
noon hoping to get it away [missing]
Post, but as usual we have [missing]
late again. I have just wa [missing]
and it is 10.25. The other [missing]
finished early so I wen [missing]
That was the first insta [missing]
Gym used.
This last wee [missing]
[page break]
Well my love my leave is drawing nearer, and am looking forward to it? It will be good to see you and the youngsters again, even if you do begrudge me an hour at the local occasionally.
I have not heard anything from Rex since I wrote him last. I dont [sic] expect my last letter pleased him too much. Bing & I are alone in the Billet tonight it does seem funny with no one here at all. So dismal & so cold & cheerless [corrected] even [/corrected] with all the ease & amenities that [corrected] a [/corrected] peace time soldier or airman gets it must be a lousy life & what the [corrected] hell [/corrected] any one wants to join up for I do not know, there must [missing] attraction some how, but [missing] was not barrack life [missing] think of anything more [missing] & giving a tendancy [missing] I mean uppart [sic] from wishing [missing] Sergent [sic] Majors etc) [missing] Well my love I must close [missing] coming to the Bottom of the [missing] s one asking with trying [missing]

Collection

Citation

Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11691.

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