Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Dave informs his fiancée, Betty, that he received twelve letters and that he wanted to reply to all of them. He remembers the past and says he went to Assiniboia. Dave reports about his flights and the course. He concludes with words of love for Betty.

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1943-09-10

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EDaviesDHHughesB430910

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

1653015 LAC. DAVIES DH.
R.A.F. STATION. ASSINIBOIA.
SASK. CANADA.
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1653015. L.A.C. DAVIES. D.H.
R.A.F. CAMP.
ASSINIBOIA.
SASKATCHEWAN.
CANADA.
10/9/43

My Dearest Darling,
Well darling I have received your letters at last. I received twelve letters yesterday. Was I glad? It took me nearly two hours to read them all. I had ten from you and two from home. I have read them over a few times since then. I’ll endeavour to answer them all together. I was very glad to hear that our people got on well together darling. I had not dreamed they would meet so soon though. I can see you now doing the introducing. I wish I had been there darling, but I’m afraid I would not have been much help to you. Do you remember the day when I took you home? I wish we were down there together now. I miss you so very much darling. I went to Assiniboia yesterday for the first time. It’s a nice, little town, but it isn’t very big. If you walked fast enough, you might miss it. Don and Nappy [sic] are still here, but one of the "Aberites" [sic] has been put off the course. We are still having nice weather out here and we are doing quite a lot of flying. I have done twenty hours by now including 5 hours solo. I’m waiting for my 20 hours test now. Wish me luck w’ont [sic] you darling? Our final ground examinations are in three weeks time. That means we w'ont [sic] be here move than eight weeks. Then I’ll have another 16 weeks course before I finish -that is if I pass this course. I’m getting to like this camp better by now. The work is getting more interesting every day. It is’nt [sic] a bad camp at all. The only trouble with it is that it’s so far from civilization. I’m afraid that’s all for the present darling. I’ll write again soon. Give my love to mam and grandad and to the girls in the office, but keep most of it for yourself darling. I still love so very much darling and ever will. Keep thinking of me darling. and be patient.
I’ll be back soon.
xxxxxx
xxxxxx
Your darling husband (to be)
Dave

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Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19798.

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