Letter to Wing Commander C DV Willis from Flying Officer M R Leask



Letter to Wing Commander C DV Willis from Flying Officer M R Leask


Expresses appreciation for completing a large part of his tour under command of Willis. Writes about his tour as instructor and news of his crew. Assumes Willis will return as station commander at Foulsham or a postilion in group and if so requests posting to Mosquito squadron. Wishes Willis and family well.




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[underlined] Personal [/underlined] RAF. HONEYBOURNE
WORCS. 6/6/44.
Wg./Cdr C.DV. Willis, DSO, DFC,
RAF Foulsham, Norfolk.
I am taking the liberty of writing you this letter to express the appreciation of myself and crew of having had the privilege to complete the largest part of a tour of operations under your command, our only regret is not to have been able to finish the tour with you.
Instruction is very monotonous and tiring, even more so than expected, coupled with long hours and a rather starched atmosphere it makes one wish to be back with the Squadron, in fact ['s' deleted] ops would no doubt prove to be a rest.
Miller is now a F/O and well established as I/C his favorite [sic] navigational aids in Elgin and justly proud of himself.
Miller and myself were first posted to Lossiemouth where we were recognised by the Group Captain
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who enquired after your health. [inserted] 2 [/inserted] He had heard you had gone missing in a Beaufighter. He still takes kindly toward 192 personnel.
I hope I am right in assuming you [underlined] will [/underlined] be coming back to Foulsham as Station Commander or perhaps to some position in the old group. If this is the case, both Miller and myself still wish a tour in Mosquitoes and should you ever require the services of either one of us we will welcome the chance to get back. The outlook of fifteen months of this doesn't appeal to me and perhaps a request for an experienced? pilot in your work would be well received by this group, number 91.
I close now wishing yourself, Mrs Willis and family the best of health.
Yours faithfully,
IMR Leask F/O



M R Leask, “Letter to Wing Commander C DV Willis from Flying Officer M R Leask ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 8, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15031.

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