Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

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Title

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

Description

Thanks her for letter and cheque. Mentions skipper posted and crew went with him to RAF Grimsby. Describes local area and facilities. Catches up with domestic matters and mentions trip to Marham.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-03-17

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Format

Four page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EWynnIAWynnK430317

Transcription

Envelope

[Postmark]
GRIMSBY
LINCS
20 MCH 1943
[/Postmark]

Mrs K Wynn
Sunny Brae,
Norley
Frodsham
Warrington,
LANCS.

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Reverse of envelope, no marks.

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Sgts Mess RAF
Waltham
Nr Grimsby
Lincs.
[underlined] 17-3-43 [/underlined]

Dearest,
Many thanks for yours of this morning also the 16 /= Cheque, which I received at Wickenby before coming here.
Well first of all Ill [sic] give you the Gen. My Skipper was posted here as Flight Commander. So now him being the exalted Rank of Squadron Leader he can be a bit dictatorial so he said he wanted his own crew from Wickenby with him. So here we are.
This is a very nicely

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Situated spot just a ten minutes bus ride from Grimsby & a bus every 20 minutes. The grub (up to present) is better than at Wickenby., but The Billets (2 Sgts in a Room) are 2½ miles from the Drome & ¾ mile from the mess.
The Billets themselves are very nice really 2 beds 2 chairs Table & Stove & Polished Lino on the floor.
I think I shall like it here.
Last night I went into Grimsby & to the flicks.
The suburbs of Gy [sic] are lovely The nicest approach of any town Ive [sic] been too [sic].
The town itself

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is a bit Dingy though Reasonalby (sic) clean. The Shopping area is spread out over the [corrected] town [/corrected] & in consequence The (sic) are patches of Drab [corrected] warehouses [/corrected] in between.

Adverting to your letters I have not yet written to Aunt Jessie but will do so tomorrow.

Now as regards the car. It will not be worthwhile licencing [sic] it after all because I shall soon have finished Ops & then will not be able to any Juice In the meantime I will write to Ghents. See what is happening

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The insurance you have seems alright as it covers it while standing idle. By the way my leave still stands at 10th of April (I should not have many trips left to do then. I hope)

I hope you can [corrected] read [/corrected] this Pencil because I have no ink here yet. Oh! I did not tell you we have a Radio in our Room to [sic]. It is not fixed up yet but that is my first job tomorrow.

Today I have been down to Marham near Swaffham

Collection

Citation

Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11809.

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