Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother



Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother


Complains at receiving no letters from home. Have done no flying at pilot has injured his knee again. Has found a local YMCA. Little news to report.




Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage



Two page handwritten letter


This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.





1436220 Sgt. Akrill. W.E.,
Sgts’ Mess.
R.A.F. East Wretham,
Thurs. 4.3.43.
Dear Mum,
S.O.S. Don’t know whether my letters have gone astray but I’ve not heard a word yet. Come on somebody – get weaving!! Maybe you’re all too busy wolfing into the pig. I suppose the mail takes some time getting through but others have had some mail so I’m looking out.
Afraid I’ve nothing much to talk about. Life here isn’t very exciting and [deleted] we [/deleted] our crew has done no flying at all yet as Jock took a header out of a bus the other night and bust his knee up again so that’s put him in Dock for a goodish while & we are just mucking about
[page break]
Don’t know how long he will be. What a pilot!! It gives us a rest but it gets a bit monotonous. Everybody busy converting. Mr Henry said I’d find panic & chaos & I certainly have!! Expect we’ll start in a week or so – if we’ve a pilot!!!
Found a nice little YMCA here – a goodish walk, which I enjoy, thro’ the park & woods. Can get hold of a few things here & sit & write.
Its young Michael’ birthday today & I wonder if he’s enjoyed himself. I bet he has!!
Well, must go, sorry this is brief but I’ve to walk back with the others who want to be off & there’s no news anyway.
Lots of love to you all
[underlined] Bill [/underlined]



William Akrill, “Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 5, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18089.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.