Letter to David Donaldson from S Perkins



Letter to David Donaldson from S Perkins


From Flying Officer Syd Perkins in Canada writes of posting home and enjoyable time while waiting to go. Catches up with family news. Hoping to get out of the air force shortly but received notice to report to 16 SFTS for instructional duties. Encloses photographs of the squadron. Thanks David for friendship and leadership.



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Two page handwritten letter




Spatial Coverage


J.39409 F/O Syd. Perkins
59 Weber ST. E. apt 6
Kitchener. Ont.
Dear W/C Donaldson.
Home at last! Had a long but very enjoyable wait for my posting home. Saw quite a bit of the South Coast while in Torquay. A chum & I met the crew of an Army Service Corp Launch while there & spent on the average of four days a week with them. Saw some of the Navy also the Army & all told had quite a good time.
Came home on the [ship name indecipherable] arriving home July 17th. Since then have done nothing else but play with my little daughter. Mary Ellen She sure is a lot of fun and the apple of her Daddy's eye.
Had hoped to be out of the A.F. this month but this week received notice to report to [2 deleted characters]J6.S.F.T.S
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for as the letter reads “A useful purpose” which I take means instructional duties. Came [inserted] as [/inserted] rather a shock as most of my chums are all back in civvies however with the news this week things should improve shortly and maybe I can get back to Civvy St. shortly.
Enclosed are a few snaps I took while on the Sqdn thought you might like to have them for your scrap book.
Thanks again for your friendship and fine leadership while overseas & I assure you I hold very pleasant memories of my year spent in your country [deleted character].
Wishing you and yours all the very best in the coming years.
Syd [character indecipherable] Perkins



S Perkins, “Letter to David Donaldson from S Perkins,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15035.

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