Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

EAdamsHGAdamsBHB440822.pdf

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

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Writes he is now at new station after completing conversion and went on leave in Edinburgh while the rest of his crew went to London. Mentions that his wallet and fountain pen had been stolen while on leave. On the train back someone took his bag with al his identity documents, flying logbook, pay book camera and all his clothes.
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1944-08-22

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB440822

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614850
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 22/8/44
[underlined] No 25 [/underlined]
Dear Mum,
Been on our new station for a day after spending a weeks leave in Edinburgh at the completion of Conversion Course. Enjoyed my leave very much & had lots of fun. It is a very nice City & plenty of entertainment. The rest of the crew went to London; but adding up the fact that it was only 2 months since I’d had a week there and the possibility of flying bombs I decided on Scotland & was glad of it.
I was rather unfortunate towards the end of my stay however & am in no end of trouble because of it. My wallet & fountain pen were stolen the day before I left while I was having a bath. I lost no money but my identity card, army discharge & several other papers. Then on the way back on the train while having dinner at Newcastle someone took my bags with everything I had taken on leave. Lost my camera, torch, Flying Log Book, Pay Book, Shirts, collars, underwear, socks, shaving gear, crib board, case itself & other small items not worth worrying much about. I’ve written to Police & station master but doubt very much if I’ll get much back. Hard luck really as it’ll cost about £2 to replace the stuff lost on issue without my own gear. Got Beryl’s latest sea mail O.K. So-long for now 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/27290.

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