Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

Description

Dave relays which letters he has recently received from Betty. He recalls a memory of time spent together; and looks forward to the day he can return home to marry her. Dave writes about the very cold weather and snow. He misses the cohort that he is no longer with; and hopes that Betty enjoyed her birthday.

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1943-10-24

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

[postmark]
MISS BETTY HUGHES,
50. PORTLAND STREET.
ABERYSTWYTH.
CARDIGANSHIRE. WALES.

1653015 L.A.C. DAVIES. D.H.
R.A.F. STATION
ESTEVAN SASKATCHEWAN
CANADA.
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[underlined] 11 [/underlined]
1653015. L.A.C. DAVIES. D.H.
R.A.F. STATION,
ESTEVAN.
SASKATCHEWAN
CANADA
24/10/43.

My Dearest Darling,
I received three of your letters today darling, which I was very pleased to receive. They evare sent on from Assiniboia. One [deleted] was [/deleted] written on
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the 1st October the others on the 28th of September and 5th of October. I was surprised to hear that you had been down to Cwmcoy [sic] darling. I hope you enjoyed yourself but I wish I had been down there with you. I spent the happiest days of my life down there with you. I hope it w’ont [sic] be too long before I take you down again. You were’nt [sic] chased by a nanny-goat [sic] this time were you? I do remember that night very well darling. Did’nt [sic] we have some fun that night? You did’nt [sic] wear my slippers out did you? I hope the time will soon come when I’ll be able to put them on again. The weather is getting worse hre [sic] every day, too darling. IT [sic] gets really cold at times. They say it is very unusual not to have any snow here before the end of October. They were snow bound here last year for weeks and they say it’s nothing unusual for the temperature to drop to 40° below zero. So you can imagine what we are in for. I miss the boys now, we had been together for so long it seems funny not to see them around. I suppose I shall see them again sometime though. It’s more than likely I shall meet them in Moncton on the way back. I still have a Taffy [sic] with me though. He is from Llandilo [sic]. We get on very well together. I shall tell Don about the piece of cake you’re going to give him when I write to him next. I hope it w’ont [sic] be too long to darling. I’m waiting for that day, it will be the happiest day of my life. I’m looking forward to the day I’ll be able to call you my wife. I hope you feel the same darling. I was sorry to hear your broadcast did’nt [sic] come off. I bet it was a shock for you. It can still picture you in your white blouse on that day of the performance I saw. What did you mean by saying that you would keep what I said in mind? I’m sorry I could’nt [sic] have been home to have some of your birthday cake darling. Was it nice? I hope you had a nice birthday darling. I wish I could have been there to make it a little happier for you.
Well darling we’re still working as hard as ever. Flying these big aircraft [underlined] is [/underlined] more difficult than the ones we have been used to, but we’re getting used to
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them now.
Well darling I’ll have to close. There’s a barack [sic] room inspection by the C.O. in the morning so I’ll have to get mobile and give a hand with the floor. I miss you as much as ever darling. I’m always thinking of you and hoping we’ll meet again soon. Think of me sometimes. Love me always darling. I’ll be back soon.
Yours ever
Your darling
Dave.
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Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19802.

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