Letter from John Joseph Parker to his wife

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Title

Letter from John Joseph Parker to his wife

Description

Four page hand written letter with envelope, postmarked Dumfries 21 June 1943, on A.S.T. headed paper. He complains about the station, and the weather, thanks her for the parcel and says that he is looking forward to his medical board. Enclosed was a photograph of his wife.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-06-21

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Format

Envelope, four page handwritten letter, b/w photograph

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EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0001, EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0002, EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0003, EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0004, EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0005, EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0006, EParkerJJParkerCE430621-0007

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[envelope]
[postmark] Dumfries 11.45AM 21 JNE 1943 [/postmark]
MRS. JOHN. PARKER.
26 HESSLE DRIVE
BOSTON
LINCS
[/envelope]

[page break]

AIR SERVICE TRAINING LTD.
ANSTY AERODROME
WALSGRAVE ON SOWE
COVENTRY.
[badge] AST [/badge]

Monday [underlined] 21.6.1943. [/underlined]

Hello Sweatheart.

To day is mid summers day and what a day, it as[sic] been cold and raining although[sic] the day, but as far [inserted] as [/inserted] I am concerned my darling it as[sic] been a grand day for me, this morning I received your nice[?] gifts of a cake and cigs also baccy,[?] to mention nothing of the picture post [indecipherable word].

Well angle[sic] thanks a lot for every thing it is nice to have a wife like you darling, these[?] little things in [deleted one letter] life go so far

[page break]

at a time like this, so again thank Ann and kiss her for me also thanks a million to you my sweetheart.

Also first thing[?] a big mail[?] also, [indecipherable word] letters to gather [indecipherable word], so I had a good read you bet and I was pleased to hear that Anns[sic] nose is better, also I was pleased to hear that your mother is staying a day or so with you, that is going to be a change for her and you too, yes I bet she found a great change in Ann, she is quite a big girl now to what she was the last time she saw her.

You say you will have to have a go in the garden [indecipherable word] don’t worry about

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[letter heading] AIR SERVICE TRAINING LTD. [/letter heading]
the garden angle[sic] I will see to all that when I come home, and enjoy doing it too [indecipherable word]

At last my sweetheart I can give you an idea when I shall be leaving this place, if all goes well, I am having an[?] Medical Board on Thursday week so if all goes well I shall be leaving here on Friday week hows[sic] that darling, that is what I am hoping for, and I think I shall be quite well by

[page break]

then, dont[sic] bank too much on it will you darling, but I feel fairly sure in my own mind that on the 2nd July will see me out of here. (thank God), it is a strange place, every day somebody comes in looking like I looked the day I arrived you know, and it does not cheer one up any thing[?] you [indecipherable word].

Darling they are going to put the lights out so I am going to close now, love and kisses to Ann.
All my love Darling
Always your[?] John [21 kisses]
For Ann [7 kisses]

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[photograph of a lady wearing an R.A.F. badge]

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[reverse of photograph] 31692


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Citation

JJ Parker, “Letter from John Joseph Parker to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 2, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19547.

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