Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes



Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes


Dave has received letters from Betty and is waiting for a parcel. He describes working hard for various exams. Dave has not yet decided where to spend his Christmas holidays. Dave updates Betty on the latest films he has seen; and emphasizes his love for her.




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One page handwritten letter


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Miss Betty Hughes,
50 Portland Street
Cardiganshire Wales

1653015 L.A.C. Davies D.H.
R.A.F. Station.
Estevan Saskatchewan
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1653015 LAC Davies DH
R.A.F. Station.

My Dearest Darling,
I received another letter from you yesterday but It was written on Oct 26. I have received a couple of letters from you written later though. I'm waiting patienlly [sic] for the parcel. You’ve had me guessing for the last week or so. Well darling I'm still working as hard as ever, we‘re having our mid- term exams this week, and we had our final aircraft recognition yesterday. I did fairly well I think, it's one of my best subjects. The other examinations are in five weeks time. We had some good news todays we're having five days leave Christmas. I don't know where I‘ll go yet. Taffy is staying in Estevan, he has been invited to stay somewhere in town. He‘s well organised here. Some of the boys are going to Winnipeg I think I‘ll go with them, I'd like to go to some big town and see some sights, and see some latest films. I have written to Don asking him if he has any leave Christmas or not. If he has we‘ll try and go to the same place. I have managed to get some films at last. They‘re very scarce out here too. I'll send some photographs as soon as I can. I have some already but I'm afraid I can not send them, you'll find out why when I came back. Well darling how are things in Aber? [sic] Are you still working as hard as ever? I have seen some good films lately, Charles Laughton in "Man from down Under" Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland in "Girl Crazy" and "For Ever and a Day" have you seen any of them. I wish you were here so that I could take you. It seems strange somehow not to see
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you by my side. I miss you terribly darling. I could not forget you for a moment however hard I tried. I love you as much as ever darling, and looking forward very much to the day we'll meet again, and make up for all this. Keep loving me darling and wait patiently w’ont [sic] you? There’s only nine weeks before finals darling. Your darling husband (to be)
Remember me to mam and Grandad and all at the office. Hoping to see them all before very long.



Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19806.

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