Letter from George Ellams to Rowena December 1946

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Letter from George Ellams to Rowena December 1946

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Letter written before they were married when George was at Ramsgate.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1946-12

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Roger Dunsford

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Six page handwritten letter

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GEORGES LETTERS TO ME.
DEC. 194 [deleted] 7 [/deleted] 6

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[52 Squadron Crest]

F/LT. G. ELLAMS.
RAF. STN. BUCKEBURG
[deleted] 52 SQUADRON R.A.F.
SOUTH EAST ASIA AIR FORCES [/deleted]
[underlined] MONDAY NIGHT [/underlined] 11.30 P.M.

Darling.

I thought I would drop you a few lines before going to bed, I arrived here at about 12.30 AM. after quite a nice easy flight.
I started work straight after lunch, and finished about 4.30 P.M. went to my bed and slept for two hours, straight off the Bat. When I woke up I had a wash and went down to Dinner, I never slept more than a couple of hours again last night. Darling I love you more than anyone or anything else in the whole world your [sic] my whole life, I miss you, oh God you'll never know how much
Tonight we went out in a Jeep, one that has been loaned to us, for the visit

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[52 Squadron Crest]
[underlined] 2.[/underlined]
52 SQUADRON R.A.F.
SOUTH EAST ASIA AIR FORCES

we went down to the officer's club and had quite a few drinks, and believe me, I thought about you, all the time. Curly my navigator, has asked you and I around to his place, he lives out in Ramsgate, and he tells me there will be an unfurnished flat going the one below, the one he now posesses, [sic] he's going to see about it for me immediately it becomes vacant!
Excuse the writing darling I am a bit tipsy, but believe me, when the Boys get together it always happens. They are a good crowd this team I fly with all married except myself and Ernie, and I am not going to be single for long (I HOPE)

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[underlined] 3. [/underlined]

Tonight I bought you two bottles of Perfume, and 2 lipsticks made in France, I hope they will be O.K, they are the best here although not up to much. ( Evening in Paris stuff! Have fixed up about some stockings for you, am going to Berlin tomorrow although, I have to do some work down there, I am only interested in getting down town about these stockings will do my best to get reasonably light shades, am also after some cut glass ware for our bottom drawer. My writing's awful isn't it, I love you darling, I couldn't write letters like this, at this time of night if I didn't, normally I go to bed and sleep it off, but now, I couldn't sleep without dropping you a few

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lines.
Curly is paying £4 a week for a fully furnished flat in Ramsgate, and tells me, I will draw £14 aweek [sic] minus the income tax, so we ought to be able to fix up something, and still save money, we have got to get somewhere to live and quickly, I won't be able to wait for you too long, mind you I will wait for ever if need be, please Darling, don't let’s wait too long I need you, and miss you awfully! I know it seem's [sic] crazy, but there it is, it's not a week yet since I met you although, I have known you all my life, and want you to be my partner, and guiding light for the rest of my life. We'll be happy I know it can feel it, never in my 28 1/2 years have I felt like this, I used to scorn people for always talking and thinking

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[underlined] 5. [/underlined]
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about their wives, now I want to do the same.
My pal Curly' [sic] has a baby boy 10 months we will see the little Goskin when we go round he's a good type old Curly. Bill Adams, said we can go round next Sunday night any old time we like, I was talking to him before we took off this morning, he's given me the address.
There's some damn nice chairs and things over here, was thinking of purchasing some or something, once we get a place of our own, will get down to it, and everywhere I go, go scouting around looking for bits and pieces. Well Darling will close now, as Ernie is moaning about the light being on.
P.T.O

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I could go on talking to you for hours, you know you have really taken a hold on me. I am yours for always, and you never need worry, woman, there's only one girl in my live [sic] and her name is ROWENA (Gwen) and she is the whole world to this chappie (Drunk or sober, rain hail, or snow (I LOVE You a million)
God Bles [sic] you darling
All my love [underlined] (PLUS) [/underlined]

Yours
[underlined] Alec. [/underlined]

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George Ellams, “Letter from George Ellams to Rowena December 1946,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23529.

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