Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

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Title

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

Description

He discuses difference in issue of clothing coupons between officers and men as well as for bedding. He also complains about the way war is being fought. Sends his love.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-06-26

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EWynnIAWynnK420626

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Transcription

[Envelope]
[Postmark]
SLEAFORD
LINCS
26 JNE
1942
[/Postmark]

Mrs K Wynn,
Sunny Brae,
Norley,
[inserted] FRODSHAM [/inserted]
Warrington,
LANCS

[Stamp torn off]

[page break]

[Reverse of envelope]

[deleted] [postal frank] [/deleted]

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Hut 39. 30 TU
Cranwell
[underlined] 26-6-42 [/underlined]

My Dearest
Just a line [smudged] or two [/smudged] to tell you that I am still OK. I half expected a letter from you today. Still I s’pect [sic] it will be here tomorrow. I have enquired about those coupons for Pygamas [sic], and find out that none are issued, except of course to officers. The only coupons available to men of the services are 3 a year for Handkerchiefs. / I think it is a lousy trick Why should they diffentiate [sic] between Officers & Men to that extent they are all in the job together.

Further they have sheets to sleep in & men dont [sic] get that priveledge [sic] & comfort.
What do you think of the state of things in [corrected] Egypt? [/corrected] after 3 years of war we still havent [sic] got a quarter of the staff we need to defend our selfs [sic] never mind attacks it is a disgusting state [deleted] ey [/deleted] of affairs. I am afraid that the

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type of gov’t [sic] we have in this country is doomed after the war for ever. Thank goodness. The Germans were quite right when they said we were decadent. We certainly seem to have lost that iniative [sic] and drive that used to see us through. The Govt will loose [sic] us an awful lot of lives & territory yet before they wake up [deleted] that [/deleted] to the fact that it is action & not speeches that is wanted
Well love I must close now but I am missing you badly again this time. Still it wont [sic] be long until I am over again so till then all my love
Yours Ian
Big hugs for [underlined] the Boys. [/underlined]

Collection

Citation

Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11724.

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