Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Dave informs Betty that he wrote to her on the journey, both from the train and from the boat. He arrived in a thunderstorm and compares similarities between Canada and the towns near home.

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1942-08-09

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Miss Betty Hughes
50. Portland Street
Aberystwyth.
Cardiganshire WALES.

1653015 LA.C Davies DH.
Room 37 A I Squadron
31 P.O.C. Moncton
New Brunswick
Canada.
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1653015 LAC Davies DH.
Room 37 A I Squadron
31 P.O.C. Moncton
New Brunswick
Canada.
9/8/42.

My Dearest Darling,
Well here it comes at last darling. It has’nt [sic] been too long has it? I have written to you twice before, one from the train. and one from the boat. I also sent you a cablegram when I arrived in Canada. I hope you received them all. I wish I could tell you all about the journey we had, but I’m afraid that is impossible just yet. I’ll tell you all abot it when I come back. I’m sure you will be surprised when I tell you where we landed.
We arrived here in the middle of a thunderstorm. and we got soaking wet on the way to the camp. I thought they only had heavy rain in Aber. [sic] I have seen parts of the town already. It looks pleasant enough, but there’s too many cadets here to be comfortable. It’s built of wood entirely by the way, but there’s not much difference between it and the towns back home, exept [sic] that they are all lit up by night, and stay open longer.
I’m afraid that’s all for now darling. I’ll write again soon and wait patiently for your letter. I love you as much as ever and I miss you terribly.
Your sweetheart.
Dave
xxxx
xxxx

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Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19737.

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