Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440517.pdf

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

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Writes that they are night flying and playing poker before going up. Mentions that biscuits arrived in good order and that he had received a Christmas parcel.
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1944-05-17

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440517

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TO:- MRS B. ADAMS,
“SPRINGFIELD”,
MENDOORAN. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA.
[date stamp 18 MAY 1944]
Sender’s Name & Address Aus 424504 Sgt Adams HG, AUSPO. Kodak House Kingsway London. Eng.
Wed 17/5/44.
[underlined] No 14 [/underlined]
Dear Mum,
Well here we are again. Not much to write about again I’m afraid. We’re on night flying here now, so what with staying up all night & sleeping all day there doesn’t seem time for anything at all. Perhaps one of these nights we won’t be on or we’ll finish early but no luck so far. The last couple of nights we’ve been starting about 2 oclock [sic] & playing 500 or 1d poker until then. The trouble is with 500; there are six of us & all play but we have no blended pack so two have to stand by & give advice each time.
The biscuits arrived in good order & were very pleasing. They’re just the thing when one gets up a bit late for breakfast & so forth. I think I told you I got a Xmas parcel from Mend. & [indecipherable word] Welfare or CWA or something. It was very good They suggested sending the cake tin back. Do you think I should from way over here. Most of ‘em get badly bent on the way over when full so empty they’d be nearly useless by the time they got there I reckon.
Cheerio for to-day Mum. Love to all at home. Bert XXXX

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H G Adams, “Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27279.

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