To Beryl, Arthur and Bob from Rupert Harwood

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Title

To Beryl, Arthur and Bob from Rupert Harwood

Description

The letter contains birthday greetings to 'Bedgo', comments on having completed 18 operations, the poor weather leading to postponements and the possibility of leave soon.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-04

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

Three handwritten sheets

Language

Identifier

EHarwoodRTW[Recipient]B-A-B440604-0001,
EHarwoodRTW[Recipient]B-A-B440604-0002,
EHarwoodRTW[Recipient]B-A-B440604-0003

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Transcription

[underlined] 1 [/underlined]
[Royal Air Force crest]
SERGEANTS’ MESS
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
DUNHOLME LODGE,
LINCOLN.
4.6.44
Dear Beryl, Arthur, & Bob,
Just a brief note to let you know everything is OK. I hope you are all fit and well, and that you are able to get a bit of enjoyment these hard times.
Many happy returns of the day Bedgo, although I expect I shall be a bit late as usual.
Thanks for the stamps which you sent me with your letter.
The Ops are mounting up
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slowly, although the weather has been pretty poor for our type of bombing since we came back off leave. I have done 18 now, and I expect it will be 19 by the time you get this, although the weather is’nt [sic] too good, and there may be a scrub, as there has been several times lately.
We are due to go on leave a fortnight today, but I doubt very much if we will get away right on time. Still I suppose it will come round eventually, although it seems ages since my last leave.
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[Royal Air Force crest]
SERGEANTS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
DUNHOLME LODGE,
LINCOLN.
Did you have a good Whitsun holiday. I suppose you all went on the river. I would have liked to be there myself instead of over the Third Reich.
Well I’m afraid I hav’nt [sic] got much to tell you, and I expect you get all the gen from Ma
Cheers for now
With love
Rupe
xxxxxxxxxx

Collection

Citation

Rupert Harwood, “To Beryl, Arthur and Bob from Rupert Harwood,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16290.

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