Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Dave confesses that he was waiting for Betty's letters and he was missing her. He talks about weather, flight hours, colleagues and free time.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-09-03

Contributor

Monica Emmanuelli

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Format

One page handwritten letter

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EDaviesDHHughesB430903

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[postmark]

MISS BETTY HUGHES,
50. PORTLAND STREET
ABERYSTWYTH.
CARDIGANSHIRE. WALES.

1653015 L.A.C. DAVIES DH.
R.A.F. Station.
Assiniboia Sask.
Canada.
x
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[underlined] 4 [/underlined]
1653015 LAC DAVIES D
R.A.F. STATION.
ASSINIBOIA.
SASKATCHEWAN.
CANADA.
3/9/43

My Dearest Darling,
Well I’m still waiting patiently for a letter darling, but I expect I’ll hear before you receive this. It seems such a long time since I heard from you. I would give anything just to receive a letter just now. I miss you ever so much. It w’ont [sic] be long before I’m back though. I’m hoping to be back by the end of January. I sha’nt [sic] be here [underlined] more [/underlined] than eight weeks, and there is no waiting to be done between E.F.T.S and S.F.T.S. We were very lucky to be posted so quickly from Moncton. It’s raining heavily here today, - the first drop of rain we’ve had since we’ve been here. I have done more than twelve hours flying by now including 2 hours solo. That means I’m safe now until my 20 hour test. One of the Aberites [sic] was taken off the couse [sic] this week [deleted] before [/deleted] because he failed to solo before 10 hours. So that brings us down to three of the old gang left now, on this station anyway. I went to the station cinema on Wednesday to see "Pardon my Sarong". I had seen it twice before. I enjoyed it all the same though. I am going tomorrow again to see "Cabin in the Sky". I still hav’nt [sic] been to Assiniboia. I hav’nt [sic] been out of camp in fact, we have some much to do at night, - I mean swatting. [sic] The course is much harder than I thought it would be. I think I can manage it though. The trouble is we have such a lot to do in a short time. We get some time off for recreation though. I’ve just come back from the drill hall after a game of ping-pong. It made me think of you, when I was in there and the fun we had together. There’s a Juke Box in there, and they played a record of Dearly Beloved on it. Do you remember when you used to sing it SO [sic] often? I told Nappy [sic] that it was your favourire song, and funnily enough he said that was his girl friend‘s favourite song. I’m afraid that’s all this time darling. Think of me sometimes o [sic] remember I love you so very much.
Your darling.
Dave
xxx
xxx
xxx

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Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19796.

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