Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Title

Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

Description

Dave announces that he has passed the final exam and is preparing for the graduation party. He believes leave will soon be granted and hopes to see Betty soon.

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Date

1944-02-03

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Format

One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EDaviesDHHughesB440203

Transcription

Miss Betty Hughes
50. Portland. Street.
Aberystwyth.
Cardiganshire Wales

1653015 SGT. DAVIES. D.H.
R.A.F. STATION.
Estevan. Saskatchewan
Canada.
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1653015 SGT DAVIES. D.H.
R.A.F. STATION.
Estevan.
Saskatchewan.
3/2./44 [sic]

My Dearest Darling
Well darling I made it. Did you notice any change in the first line of my address? We had our wings parade this afternoon, much to our relief. I’ve just sent you a cable. I hope you received it.
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I had four letters from you today, the first batch I have received for over a fortnight. Everyone has been complaining about the mail lately. I hope you are receiving mine alright. We’re all getting ready for our graduation party now, it starts at eight. I think we’ll have a good time, they usually do at these parties. I’ve been busy all afternoon sewing my wings and stripes on. I wish you were here to sew them on for me, I’d never make a tailor. Well darling I suppose I should have told you this first. I'm coming home soon, we’re being posted to Moncton from here, we’re due to arrive there on the 15th February. Those of us who have been posted to Moncton just with joy when they told us. It was a better occassion [sic] for us than it was to have our wings. That's all you can hear from the boys now is “Roll on the Boat”. Darling I'm longing so much to see you. I miss you terribly. [missing] thinking of you, and love you more than [missing] they sha’nt [sic] keep us long in Moncton, [missing] us more than 5 days to come over, [missing] have some leave with you darling. [missing] nice. You better prepare yourself for there [missing] darling. I suppose I should too. I should'nt [sic] send any more letters after you receive this one darling. I should’nt [sic] think they would send them across a second time. I'll send you an address to write to as soon as I can. Well I’ll have to close now and get ready for this party of our. Please do’nt [sic] worry about those sherries you had darling I'm afraid I sha’nt [sic] stop at two tonight. Give my love to all the folks and tell them I hope to see them all soon.
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Until I see you darling remember I still love you and ever will. Think of me sometimes and love me always.
Your darling (husband to be)
Dave.
xxxx
xxxx
xxxx

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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/19810.

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