Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

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Title

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

Description

Discusses disturbing financial matters and complains about RAF remuneration and the way they are treated.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-12-12

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Format

Six page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EWynnIAWynnK421212

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Transcription

Envelope torn along the top. [missing] addressee [/missing]
Sunny Brae,
Norley,
Frodsham,
Warrington,
Lancs.

[2 1/2d postage stamp]

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[Reverse of envelope]

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7. 4
[underlined] 3 [/underlined]
12
74
[underlined] 38 [/underlined]
2

1.20
74
[underlined] 38 [/underlined]
13

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[underlined] RAF [/underlined]
Wickenby
12/12/42.

Dearest,
Many thanks for your [sic] letter this morning. I must say I dont [sic] like the news in it. & I am not taking it either I have been to see the Pardre [sic] tonight who seems to think I have a good chance of getting at least half of it back. He wants to know what your weekly allowane [sic] is (Total) & what commitments you have. I.E. Rent etc. The amount of any outstanding Bills [underlined] Dr & Colchester) [/underlined] etc. How much were we paying Carters for furniture was it 3/- or 3/6 week? Please let

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me know immediately by return. In the mean time you might write to the War Service Grant Dept? or whatever it is asking why you should suffer this reduction as you still have the same expenses etc. just to see what they say.
Oh! And another thing I only received £4-16-0 for a months [sic] money so I have to go to Binbrook to see about that too
I am utterly and thoroughly disgusted with the whole Bloody Show.

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[underlined] 3 [/underlined]

Swines [sic] working in [corrected] factories [/corrected] etc can have their liberty safety & home life; and on top of that get paid for it too whereas mugs like me the more we do the less we get.

The Bloody Govt [sic][Government] Pay a pilot 13/6 a day then take 3/= day back income tax. The trouble is they still get mugs to do [underlined] it [/underlined]
It is time the papers got the Right end of the stick and less of the blarney about “What our [underlined] Wonderful [/underlined] Airforce is doing

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[corrected] Today [/corrected] here was an [corrected] example [/corrected] There is a Sergeant Pilot who has finished his operational flying and is due for a rest up.
He was [corrected] moaning [/corrected] like hell about his pay but within half an hour he was playing hell with the C.O because he could not get him any more operational flying. What can you do when chaps are as keen as that? Well dearest I hope I have not moaned too much but in any case Ill [sic] see you don’t loose [sic]

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by it. Actually there is a net gain of 4d a day on our joint income but with my increased expences [sic] I am about a [underlined] Shilling a day [/underlined] down to what I was as an L.A.C.
I bought another Pair of Pyjamas yesterday so if you get any coupons dont [sic] get any for me use the coupons on yourself & kids.
I will write to Bert over the weekend but I dont [sic] feel like writing to anyone at the moment, now How are the boys?

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Bless em! I have not had a chance to get into Lincoln yet. I will see what I can do when I get a chance.
Will write my return.
All my love
Yours Always
[underlined] Ian [/underlined]

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/11788.

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