Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440613.pdf

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

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Catches up with mail received. Mentions they had finished OTU and expected to go to conversion unit for Halifax and Lancaster in a few weeks. Says they were all pleased with results of their course on Wellington. He had received above average as a navigator and had been recommended for a commission. Writes that his pilot was a Queenslander from a large station out west and comments on their gunners. Catches up with family news.
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1944-06-13

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440613

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178914
TO:- MRS B. ADAMS,
“SPRINGFIELD,”
MENDOORAN. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA
[date stamp [indecipherable number] JUN 1944]
Sender’s Address Aus 424504 F/S Adams H.G. AUSPO. Kodak House, Kingsway. London
13/6/44.
[underlined] No 17. [/underlined]
Dear Mum,
Glad to get 3 & 4 yesterday. Thanks for the letter Dad. Will write you another shortly. Haven’t much time for this one so will make it short & to the point. Have finished our O.T.U. and are posted to-day with a weeks leave before going to a conversion unit. We think we’ll do a few weeks on Halifaxes & then get us a Lancaster & go to work in earnest. Have been on Wellingtons here same as Terry was. All the crew very pleased with each others results on the course. I was classed above average as a navigator & recommended for a commission which they reckon will come off in about 3 months time. Buck our pilot is an awfully nice bloke, Queenslander from one of those big stations out west where they measure ‘em in square miles. Our Gunners don’t drink thank God – most of the others I met here are something awful – seems a characteristic of gunners. Sorry to hear Grandad Adams is sick. Thanks for the cake. Don’t need anything in the winter line I don’t think – except perhaps some socks. We have more winter clothes otherwise than we know how to carry around. Sending a seamail shortly. 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 April 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27282.

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