Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother and all

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Title

Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother and all

Description

Describes journey back to Theale and snowy weather. Still unclear about his future. Says he enjoyed his brief visit home.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-02-05

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Transcription

No 1436220 L.A.C. Akrill,
No 26 E.F.T.S.
Theale, Reading,
Berks.
Thurs. 5.2.42.
Dearest Mum & All,
Thought I’d better get this written as soon as I could & get it posted when I can – just to let you know that I arrived without hitch. Am doing it during morn. lectures .
I hadn’t a seat until I got to Peterboro’ but there was plenty of room after that. Arrived at Kings X rather late & I was afraid I’d “HAD” the Reading train from Padd. Anyway I charged to the tube & bounded into a train that was just leaving & raced out at Padd. just as the train was due out. Just got to Reading in time to get the bus & found the other boys there as well.
I found Nip’s letter waiting. I expect Ros’s & the parcel will arrive today
It was snowing hard all the way to Peterboro’ when I drew the black-out but most of the snow has cleared here & the Flying Group has gone down to the field but there’s a nasty wind & it’s
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beginning to snow a bit so I don’t suppose they’ll get much done.
I heard from one of the Grading Course this morning that there is a new Grading Course coming in on Wednesday so it seems quite definite that they’ll be going then, so I hope I’ll be joining them. I’ll see if I can get some gen on the subject before I post this letter. This course has only got in about 3 – 4 hours so they can’t have much of a test. There’s a Tiger I can here [sic] just gone over so it sound [sic] as if they’re flying after all.
I did enjoy my fleeting visit home. It was great just to be able to come breezing in for a few hours so unexpectedly. If I come on Wed. don’t bother about a bed. I had a lovely night by the fire. I’ll let you know more anyway & ring you up from Newark. Hope the weather clears at home.
Love to all
[underlined] Bill [/underlined]
P.S. Got parcel & Ros’s letter alright. Have a picnic tonight. They seem to be flying in spite of the snow so will post this when I go down.
[underlined] B [/underlined]

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Citation

William Akrill, “Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother and all,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 29, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18008.

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