Letter from Herbert Adams to Bruce Adams

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Letter from Herbert Adams to Bruce Adams

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Catches up with news from home and exchanges banter. Mentions that his crew have finally arrived at an operational station and after a few local area trips completed their first operation to France.
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1944-09-10

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsFB440910

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513059
TO:- MR F. BRUCE ADAMS,
“SPRINGFIELD,”
MENDOORAN. NS.W.
AUSTRALIA.
[date stamp]
Aus 424504 F/S Adams, HG AUSPO Kodak House, Kingsway, London.
Sun 10/9/44.
[underlined] No 27 [/underlined].
Dear Bruce,
Had you [sic] sea mail letter OK a few days ago. Thanks very much. Thought it was a letter from myself at first. Your writing has become very similar to my own. You’ve certainly been doing the kangas over smartly. Are they for your own personal benefit or more of the goo-skin vests for soldiers campaign etc? Wouldn’t mind being with you for a couple, must be great fun. I can see we have a second Brading coming up with these scores you’ve been knocking up at cricket. Too bad you retired so often without having a go for some centuries. When the war’s over & longer matches are possible I guess they’ll be coming along quick smart. I’ll be there to urge you on – “Book it up em Birriwa” style.
Our crew has finally got to an operational station & after a few trips round the countryside to brush up on our training we did a trip over to France to-day. Our first & luckily for us quite an easy trip & safe as a house. From now on we’ll be gradually mounting up our score I hope, till we finish a tour or the war ends or something. The end doesn’t look far off now does it. I’d hate to be in old Jerry’s boots right now. So long for now, Meggs
Love to all at home. Bert xxxx

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H G Adams, “Letter from Herbert Adams to Bruce Adams,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27298.

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