Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother

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Title

Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother

Description

Bill has now received his posting and is coming home on leave. Rushing about clearing out and saying goodbye to friends.

Creator

Date

1943-02-04

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]430204

Transcription

underlined] Happy Heyford [/underlined]
Thurs. 4.2.43.
Dear Mum,
Big gen at last!!! Our crew is among among [sic] those posted. Oh gee, arn’t [sic] we lucky! As far as I can see we will be going on Saturday and I expect to be catching the 12.58 from Heyford and getting into Newark at 5.30, on Saturday night. I’ll try to confirm this on the phone and if anything turns up to hinder me from getting that train I’ll let you know. Anyway if I don’t see you on the station I’ll [deleted] w [/deleted] ring up from there.
At the moment we’re
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tearing all over the camp getting “clearance chits” signed. What a business. It looks like taking all day at least. Then I’ve all my stuff to pack & bike to see to. Don’t know whether I’m on my head or my heels at the moment – having lost 2 parachutes!!! Tonight I’m taking the address at chapel & will be saying goodbye to all my friends there.
Well, must chase off now to hand in some kit – Glad to say I have to hand in my heaviest flying clothing.
See you on Sat!!!!
Whoopee!!!
Cheerio
[underlined] Bill [/underlined]

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Citation

William Akrill, “Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18086.

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