Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

EAdamsHGAdamsBHB440808.pdf

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

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Writes that they had been flying every day or night. Thanks her for cakes received and mentions other parcels. Mentions landing away and meeting old acquaintances. Comments that he only has a few trips to do before going on to Lancasters.
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1944-08-08

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB440808

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865118
TO:- MRS B. ADAMS,
“SPRINGFIELD,”
MENDOORAN. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA.
[date stamp]
Sender’s Address Aus 424504 F/S Adams HG. AUSPO. Kodak House, Kingsway. London.
Tues 8/8/44.
[underlined] No 23. [/underlined]
Dear Mum,
We’ve been flying every day or night or both since I wrote last so there’s not very much to write about.
I received you [sic] two cakes yesterday though. They are both really splendid. Thanks ever so much Mum dear. I had an awful job deciphering your letter – it was oily & completely transparent – the writing on the back just as clear as on the front but I managed it. Had a parcel from Betty a couple of days before also. The best thing in it was 1/2 lb. of plain milk chocolate & a pound of tea.
We landed at a different drome on one of our cross-countries the other night & met a couple of the chaps we did O.T.U. with who also landed there – Bert Howard was one of them.
Have only 2 trips to finish our course here & if we can do them in the next 3 nights we stand a good chance of getting about a week’s leave before going onto Lancs. Rod Brownlee is just finishing his O.T.U. & expects a weeks leave at the same time so we hope for a reunion.
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 May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27288.

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