Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes



Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes


Acknowledges some earlier letters and reflects on the exertion of attending pilot training without knowing his future post. He writes of being at the Y.M.C.A with a friend, both missing their loved ones. Dave speaks with love and devotion of his fiancée, Betty, hoping to be soon reunited with her.




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

1653015 SGT Davies DH.
M.P.O. 304.
Ottowa. [sic] Canada
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1653015 SGT Davies D.H.
M.P.O. 304.
Ottowa. [sic]
6th Mch 1944.

My Dearest Darling.
Received two letters from you yestrday [sic] dated 8th & 10th of Feb. Thanks very much for the
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congratulations darling I’m glad you feel happy about it I'm glad too, it's all over. The course was terrible the last few weeks, but it was all worth it I guess. If anybody tells me that we do’nt [sic] earn our wings, he w’ont [sic] have the chance to say it again. Well darling I'm afraid there’s still no news of being posted. I waited until today because I thought I might be able to tell you something definite, but no luck. It might come unexpected one day though, in any case they wo’nt [sic] give us much notice. I do’nt [sic] know how long I shall be over there before I get some leave, not very long I hope. I hear too that they get quite long leaves after coming arcross.[sic] Wo’nt [sic] it be nice darling to spend a few weeks together again? I'm looking forward to it so very much. I miss you so very much darling. I’m longing to see you more than ever darling. I wish I could be with you right now instead of sitting around doing nothing. I'm in the Y.M.CA [sic] at the moment with my pal. we're both writing to the ones we love. we often talk to each other about our sweethearts back home, he tells me all about his girl. and I tell him all about you darling. Well I'm afraid I hav’nt [sic] much news to tell you darling. I can only tell you how much I love you, and there is'nt [sic] much use in that, because you know I love you more than anything in the world darling.
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I shall love you always whatever happens. So keep waiting patiently for me darling. It shant [sic] be too long. Keep that chin up and think of me always. Remember me to mam and daden [sic] hoping you are all in the best of health.
Your darling husband (to be)



Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 30, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19814.

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