Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


Discusses time off plans and leave passes. Writes of life in RAF including other peoples problems. Mentions flight engineers course and catches up with family and acquaintance news. Mentions commandos practice attack and resulting casualties.




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Three page handwritten letter


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[deleted] Hut 399. (3) [/deleted]
HUT 39. 3. (C) OUT.
West Camp
9th July 1942.
Many thanks for, your letter yesterday. I am cheesed off I want to come to see you but unfortunately I dar’nt [sic] take any-time off In case I have to go to Wyrley this month, & if I dont [sic] go to Wyrley this month I shall try to [corrected] get [/corrected] 48 hrs added on to my leave in August.
I have been to the flicks & seen a very good comedy called “Skylark”. Featuring Claudette Colbert & Ray Millan. etc [sic] I was quite amused. I thoroughly enjoyed it but coming back here made it
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ten times worse. There is a chap in our billet though who is a damn sight more cheesed than me. He is a corporal clerk & is fed up to the teeth. His wife is expecting a baby soon & he has her parents living with her & Joe doesn’t get on with them at all & they will not leave.
So we have not got all the trouble With regard to [corrected] that [/corrected] Flight Engineers Course. It probable that it will be compulsory for all fitters soon to take the course because of the Ferrying of planes over the atlantic [sic] & they will want all the Available Fit F E s to go to operational units (stunts)( as you call em [sic] )
I hope that it turns out that Vee. is pregnant especially now she has had that “Mummy Sickness”. Old Bert will be disappointed if she is not too wont [sic] he
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You know my Dear I do miss you all a lot. I feel I am missing such a lot of the kiddies growing up & quite a lot of their fun too. I am proud of my family you know.
Well love I must close now & make my bed & get into it.
OH! did I tell you that we had an invasion here the other night by Commandoes? Well there were 26 hospital cases 21 were commandoes & two others were R.A.F. to night [sic] Midnight we are having a Gas Attack. They do pick the times dont [sic] they
Love your own Ian
XXXXX – for all.



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11727.

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