Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]420423.jpg

Title

Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother

Description

Mentions late arrival time at home and plans to fill in day until train. Mentions navigation, meteorology plotting and medical exams over next couple of days.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-04-23

Contributor

Bradley Froggatt

Rights

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.

Format

One page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

EAkrillWEAkrill[Mo]420423

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

1436220 L.A.C. Akrill
2 Flight “D” Squadron,
1.E.A.O.S. R.A.F.,
Eastbourne.
Thursday 23.4.42.

Dear Mum,
Just got your letter. If I hurry up with this I shall get it off on tonight’s post. Afraid I shan’t be in Newark until 11.30 pm on Saturday. It does seem crazy as I shan’t know what to do with myself all Saturday but orders are that we are only allowed to travel on the 5.30 from here. I may be able to disappear & get the bus to Lewes & catch an earlier train there.
Had our Navigation Theory & Met. Papers today. The Nav. Paper was extremely hard, but the met was a treat. Tomorrow morning we get plotting – and the medical in the afternoon. I passed in all the practical subjects
Looks like being a massed Christening!
Must get this posted, & then some tea.
Looking forward to a week’s rest Think we may be home for 3 weeks after that.
See you 11.30 Sat night.
[Underlined]Bill [/Underlined]
Just found I’ve no Stamp see if I can borrow one.

Collection

Citation

William Akrill, “Letter from Bill Akrill to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18169.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.

Can you help improve this description?