Letter from Herbert Adams to his father

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his father

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Comments that it was two years since he joined the service and it had been all training and no action. Says they are filling in time before converting to four engine planes by playing football, parades and some navigation practice. Comments on weather and crops in England.
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1944-07-04

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB440704

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203378
TO:- MR. BRUCE ADAMS,
“SPRINGFIELD,”
MENDOORAN. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA.
[date stamp -6 JUL 1944]
Sender’s Address Aus 424504 F/S Adams H.G. AUSPO. Kodak House, Kingsway, London. Eng.
4 July 1944.
[underlined] No 19 [/underlined]
Dear Dad,
Just two years eh, since I first came into the service. Rather an eventful time it’s been too I reckon. Seems longer than that in some ways. But I guess actually it’s been that it was all training & no action that makes it so. At the present time we’re more or less filling in time before converting onto 4 engined planes. Most of our time is spent in parades & football with a bit of practice at nav. to keep the old hand in – or finger out as they put it in the RAF.
The wheat crops are well out in head over here now. They say it’ll be a good year if some fine weather comes along; although I haven’t seen any really good looking crops. 5 or 6 baggers at the best. Haven’t noticed any eating off being done & the heads all look too small to be much good. From the quality of the ground you’d think they’d all be 40 grainers. It’s been drizzling here off & on for a fortnight although to-day is dry & warm.
So-long for now Dad.
Love to all at home. Bert XXXX.

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H G Adams, “Letter from Herbert Adams to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27286.

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