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 was unwell, but is now much better and continues with his flights. He hopes to return home soon, but fears he might be ordered to stay in Estevan after the course. Dave relays news that his instructor at Elementary Flying Training School was originally from Montgomery; and the death of a fellow student. He concludes with words of love for Betty.

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1943-11-15

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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 L.A.C. DAVIES D.H.
R.A.F. STATION
ESTEVAN SASKATCHEWAN
CANADA.
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X
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L.A.C. DAVIES DH
R.A.F. STATION
ESTEVAN
SASKATCHEWAN
CANADA.
15/11/43.

My Dearest Darling,
I received your letter dated the 22nd Oct yesterday. I’m sorry I hav’nt [sic] written for so long darling. I hav’nt [sic] been feeling very well lately. I’ve had a
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terrible cold. I have been in "DOCK" for a few days. I’m glad to say I’m much better, and have started flying again. I was glad to hear you had a lovely time [deleted] time [/deleted] down home. I wish I was down there with you. Never mind [sic] I shall be Taking [sic] you down again before very long, unless they keep me here after I finish my course. I doubt it very much though but I’m afraid there is a slight possibility. About half the last course went back to England or at least to Moncton to await transportation. By the way I’m always forgetting to tell you. My instructor at E.F.T.S was a Taffy [sic] he was from Montgomery. He knew Aberystwyth well. He was a young chap, only 21 and we got on well together. We had lots of fun up in the air. Did I tell you I met "Curly" and Don one week end? They told me that one of the boys of the old "c" flight in Aber [sic] has been killed out here. I think you know him. He was a very short chap. he danced a lot. His name was Bloxam. He went with Clements‘ the Plumbers [sic] daugher [sic] for a while, then he went with another girl I d’ont [sic] know her name. That’s the only serious accident I have heard of out here, funny it should happen to one of our crowd. Well darling I have finished more than half my course over here. It has’nt [sic] been so very long has it darling? I wish the time would pass quicker though. I miss you so very much darling. I would’nt [sic] mind if they sent me home tomorrow with the course half finished. I still think I would go mad if they kept me here as instructor. Some of the instructors on this station are lucky. Their wives and girl friends have come out here. The instructor I had when I came here first is on his honeymoon this week - lucky devil. They still keep us busy on the station we have plenty to occupy our time all day. We’ll be starting night flying again before
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very long. We have to do night cross country flights here too. I think I shall enjoy that.
Well darling I’ll have to close. I’ll write sooner next time. I still love you as much as ever. I wish you were here to prove it to you. You better watch out when I come back. Think of me sometimes darling. Keep on loving me and wait patiently. Wo’nt [sic] you darling?
Yours forever.
Your darling.
Dave
[a heart drawn with x]

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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/19804.

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