From Andrew to Isabel

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From Andrew to Isabel

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An aerogram from Andrew training in South Africa. He has just been posted to no. 45 Air School. Some of her letters seem to have gone missing.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-06-25

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One aerogram letter

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EBainABainID420625

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MISS. I. D. AITCHISON,
31, STIRLING DRIVE
BURNSIDE,
RUTHERGLEN,
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND

Sender's Address: N [/underlined] O [/underlined] 45, AIR SCHOOL,
OUTSHOORN, CAPE PROVINCE, S. A.

Date: 25/6/42

Dear Isabel,

This is my new address and I shall be there when I next write to you. Jack is going to East London which is a great disappointment to both of us but we hope to meet there later as I shall have to go there to finish my course. At the moment I am entirely on my own for friends. I received your first cable just [deleted] before [/deleted] after I posted last week's airgraph and your second two days ago but, unlike most other boys I have received no more letters so dear knows what has happened to any written between 13/4/42 and 30/4/42. Perhaps they will turn up, I'll keep hoping. Thanks a lot for the cables, so glad to know you are getting my letters and I presume you also meant airgraphs. I spent last week end at the Halliday's in Joburg again but could not contact Bill. On Monday I received a letter from him saying that he had been posted away to Cape Town. I shall keep in contact with him because I hope to be in Cape Town before I leave this country. I met a Scots couple with a little girl of 12 in Pretoria two nights ago and accepted an invitation to spend last night with them. Very quiet but quite enjoyable. I passed my exams here this week successfully. I continue to keep well and was glad to hear you are doing likewise.

Yours, Andy.

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Andrew Bain, “From Andrew to Isabel,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16760.

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