Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

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Title

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

Description

Writes that he cannot say much due to security. Cannot describe local area as has not been off camp. Says job take until next Wednesday. Asks after children and catches up with family news. Writes of amusing incident.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-25

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Format

Four page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EWynnIAWynnK420825

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Transcription

[Envelope]
[underlined] ACTIVE SERVICE [/underlined]
R.A.F. PRIVILEGE ENVELOPE

[Postmark]
FIELD POST OFFICE NO 676
27 AUG
1942
[/Postmark]

[stamp]
R.A.F.
CENSOR
15
[/stamp]

[2 1/2d postage stamp]

ADDRESS
MRS K. WYNN
Sunny Brae,
NORLEY,
WARRINGTON,
LANCS.
ENG

[underlined] Signature Name only Ian A Wynn [/underlined]

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[Reverse of envelope, no marks.]

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Hut 9,
A. Camp,
R.A.F.,
Sumburgh
SHETLANDS 25-8-42


Dearest,

Tomorrow I expect you would get the letter that I wrote on Saturday telling you that I had arrived here. It is rather difficult to write a letter because there is so much that is VERBOTEN! Such as comments on the local weather & description of the camp & my work here etc. I can’t tell you much about the Island itself because I have not been

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out of camp yet. However I hope to have a day at Lerwick before I leave.
The other chap & I are working like the devil to get our job finished as soon as possible so that we can get back to our own station but dont [sic] think we will be away before next Wednesday. However if you write put your name and address on the back in case of none [sic] delivery. I will wire you when I am about to leave then you will

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know where to write to. By the way I should get your letters quicker than you would get mine. It is a two day post up to here.
How are the boys behaving now they are back. I suppose that they have told Grandad all about there [sic] adventures in the sea, on bykes [sic], & on Donkeys etc. I am anxious to know what they did on their last week. & what you did too. By the way how would to [sic] like a pair of “Fair Isle” gloves? I am not promising anything definite though yet.

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There was a funny [deleted] indect [/deleted] incedent [sic] this morning we get the Daily News broadcast at 8 AM over the camp loud speaker system. When it was switched on this morning there was a Record on playing “Home sweet home”.
Well dearest I must Ring off now & Roll into bed.

All my love to you & the Boys.
Yours Ian.

Collection

Citation

Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11729.

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