Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Title

Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

Description

Dave tells his fiancée, Betty, that he now receives her letters more often. He expresses homesickness and the desire to be with her, looking forward to finish the course. Dave says he saw some local Indians. The letter closes with words of love.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-01-02

Contributor

Monica Emmanuelli

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Format

One page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EDaviesDHHughesB440102

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MISS BETTY HUGHES.
50 PORTLAND STREET
ABERYSTWYTH,
CARDIGANSHIRE WALES
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1653015 LAC DAVIES D H
R.A.F. STATION.
ESTEVAN.
SASK.
CANADA
2/1/44

My Dearest Darling.
Received two letters from you today. one dated 4th Dec and the other the 10th. Your letters arrive very often now darling. and I suppose they’ll arrive often again after this New Year's rush. I wish I had more time to write a little oftener [sic] to you darling, but you know how much I love you
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and always will. I wish I was back there again to tell you personally. I'm looking forward so much for that day darling. It w’ont [sic] be long now though it's only five more weeks to the end of the course. We take our final ground subjects a week next Wednesday. I’ll have more time then, and I shall be able to catch up with my sleeping hours too. We're all looking forward to the end of the course, we’re throughly cheesed with this course. The R.A.F chaps like cracking a joke about this place especially when there’s some Canadians around. They say this place [missing] offered back to the Indians some time ago, but [missing] it. By the way there are some Indians living [missing] You ought to see them. I [deleted] ‘ve [/deleted] saw two pictures while [missing] in Winnipeg - Betty Grable in “Sweet Rosy O’Grady” and [missing] and Hardy in “Dancing Masters”. Two quite good pictures. How is the “Elijah” coming on darling. I hope I'll be back in time to hear it. I hav’nt [sic] heard some good singing for ages. By the way are you wearing white this time? I'm looking forward to seeing the house too. I can imagine mam [sic] in the middle of it all. I wish I had a home of my own to come back to, and you waiting for me on the doorstep. Would’nt [sic] it be lovely darling. Do'nt [sic] worry it will happen one day. I’ll certainly have a garden. I love that kind of work. I used to do a little gardening at home. Well darling we’re still very busy here - plenty of night flying to do. I do’nt [sic] dislike it all though, tiring as it is. If I ever get through this course, and somebody tells me that we hav’nt [sic] earned our wings. I’ll soon make him change his mind.
Well darling this is all for the present, I'll write again soon. Keep that chin up, it w’ont [sic] be long now. Think of me sometimes - as if you never did. I'm always thinking of you too darling. I better watch
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out when I come back if you're going to make all there kisses real. You better be prepared to. we have so much to make up for all this.
I love you as much as ever darling, and miss you ever so much.
Please remember me to mam [sic] and dadan [sic] also to Eunice. Tell them I hope to see them all before very long.
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 August 6, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19809.

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