Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Dave writes about the pleasure in receiving letters from his fiancée, Betty. He begins to number his letters, starting at number 10. Dave tells about the new station, his desire to see new places and the impossibility of taking photographs. He concludes with words of love for Betty.

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Date

1943-10-21

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one page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EDaviesDHHughesB431021

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

1653015 LAC. DAVIES D.H.
R.A.F. STATION.
ESTEVAN SASK. CANADA

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S.W.A.L.K. Y.F.E.D.
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[underlined] 10 [/underlined]
1653015 L.A.C. DAVIES D
R.A.F. STATION,
ESTEVAN,
SASK.
CANADA.
21/10/43.

My Dearest Darling,
I received your letter dated 23rd September today darling. I was so very pleased to receive it, as I had not heard from you for quite a while. It makes such a lot of difference to hear from you
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darling, it makes me feel so lonely. I see you number your letters. I hav’nt [sic] done so on the last few letters so I’ll start again by numbering this one No 10.
You were saying in your letter that you went to the pics often well darling I’m afraid I’m worse than you are. I go about 3 or 4 times every week. I never go to the pics in town though. We get quite good pictures on the Camp. We get four different pictures every week. The last one I saw was "Stage Door Canteen". I thought it was quite a good picture. It certain brought back memories of you darling. I suppose you have seen it over there. Nearly all the pictures we get are quite old. I have seen some of them back home. I wish I was back home again darling to take you to the pics. I do MISS YOU SO very much.
I heard some very good news today darling, but it might be just rumour. They say they might shorten the course by a few weeks. I do hope it’s true. I’m afraid it w’ont [sic] make much difference though. The weather is getting worse every day, and we have to do a set number of hours flying. I hav’nt [sic] quite settled down in my new station yet, but I suppose I will in time. We’re not far from the border here. It’s only four miles away, but I do’nt [sic] think there’s anything worth seeing on the other side. I would like to go down there though before I finish here. I would like to see as much as I can while I’m over here. I’m afraid I w’ont [sic] have many photographs to bring back darling. We’re not allowed to have any cameras, and the films are very hard to get if you can get away with keeping your camera. I’m afraid that’s all for now darling. I’ll write
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again soon. So until then keep that chin up darling. Think of me sometimes and please do’nt [sic] worry about me. I’ll look after myself. I want to get back to you so much my darling. I love you as much as ever, and ever will darling. I’ll think of you always.
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx
xxxxxxx
Yours forever.
Your Darling husband (to be)
Dave

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Citation

Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19801.

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