Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


Catches up with family news. Writes of new flight and aircrew taking ground crew for a drink in Grimsby along with an amusing incident. Reminisces and thinks about after the war.




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Three page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Grimsby [/underlined]
[underlined] 21-5- 43 [/underlined]

Many thanks for the letter forwarded by you [inserted] Received [/inserted] this morning I didn’t want it really though. I am browned off again dear. Fed up and far from home. I had a letter from Rex & they are still waiting for something from the Inland Revenue people. He said if you had not disposed of the gold He could get a market for it So [sic] will you please get it to Chester.
I am expecting to come on leave again about the 3rd of June for 6 days, but I am not banking on that too definitely yet- I shant [sic] be surprised if it gets put

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back as usual. I could do with it now really as I am in a restless mood.

The other night (Wednesday we [corrected: was “was”] Inaugurated our new Flight All the Air crew took the Ground Crews into Grimsby on a binge. There was about 120 of us. We Monopolized [sic] the biggest Room in the Poshest Hotel & Fairly lit the town up. I have never seen such a big Booze up, and so orderly too There [sic] were two chaps who passed out, but none misconducted themselves in any way which was very surprising. There was one particularly amusing incident with The Revolving Door when a chap [corrected] couldn’t [/corrected] find his way out and just kept on walking Round & Round.
I wish this ruddy war was over I am utterly cheesed off with it

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I was looking at that snap of us where we have D in the sea and was longing violently for such times again I hope the war is over before I am too old to enjoy em [sic] again.

I wonder what will really happen after the war? [sic] Things are going to take a hell of a lot of straightening out again you know.
Have you sent the School bill in to the WSG Dept [Department] yet? get it off as quickly as possible please also the Drs. [Doctors] bill too.
Well Dearest I must close now. All my love to you darling I love you more than ever & wish you were here. Please tell me about David & what he is doing at school

All Yours
Ian xxx



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11820.

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