To Ted Neale from Flight Sergeant H (Bert) Cannon

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Title

To Ted Neale from Flight Sergeant H (Bert) Cannon

Description

Bert refers to receiving an earlier letter from Ted. He discusses his social life - beer, food and cigarettes and recalls various colleagues and what they are doing.

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Date

1945-10-07

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Three handwritten sheets and an envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ECannonHNealeETH451007-0001,
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ECannonHNealeETH451007-0003,
ECannonHNealeETH451007-0004

Transcription

[Front of envelope]

1395951. F/Sgt. Neale. E.
“COMM” Flight,
144. M.U.
R.A.F.
C.M.F.

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1802390. F/Sgt. Cannon H.
Sgts Mess,
R.A.F. Sleap,
Nr. Wem,[?]
Salop.

7th October 1945.

Dear Jasputin, Ted or what have you,

Many tanks[sic] for scrawled epistle dated 29th-9-45 recieved[sic] yesterday after following me from Lissett. I had more or less given you up for lost, though you might have got off track sometime & ended up at Sierra del Fuego or some such spot.

I am still a U/T [?] U/S[?] Met assistant & here I have more work to do which definitely does not suit your truly. The camp is not bad & the mangeria [sic] varies, from bad to frightful & Shrewsbury

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2.

is only ten miles away. Funny the lack of bull[?] considering this is a Wimpy O.T.U. imagine Wimpie’s.

There is[sic] vast quantities of beer of which I naturally have my share but an acute shortage of gaspers, if anyone sais[sic] “anbody[sic] want a fag” a queue forms or should it be line.

I got a letter from Don Skulls[?] Taylor to’ther day, he is flying Wimps at an A.G.S. in the Isle of Man and is cheesed. Len has just moved to Grantham where he is assisting in the parachute section. I hav’nt[sic] heard from Zappie [?] for several week’s[sic] he is a civilian now & apparently likes the life, lucky sod.

Hope you get your leave soon, I go on 10 days in just under two weeks time, I also go for the

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occasional week end, it only takes five hours to get home & the train service is fairly frequent.

Re your millionaire if I knew of one I would be bleeding him white myself so that would be out.

All the gen for now old lass.[?] Keep smiling & bottoms up.

[underlined] Bert [/underlined]

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Citation

H Cannon, “To Ted Neale from Flight Sergeant H (Bert) Cannon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16337.

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