Letter to Mrs Wareing from F/O C M Walkden

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Title

Letter to Mrs Wareing from F/O C M Walkden

Description

Charles Walkden writes to Mrs Wareing thanking her for her letter and postage stamps. He gives her information on his recovery, about himself and his impending repatriation to his home in Winnipeg and his time in England.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-11-03

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Format

Two sided handwritten letter card

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EWalkdenCMWareingJ441103

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Transcription

IF USED FOR TRANSMISSION TO ANY PLACE ABROAD TO WHICH THE 21/2d. RATE OF LETTER POSTAGE DOES NOT APPLY, THE ADDITIONAL POSTAGE REQUIRED SHOULD BE PREPAID BY MEANS OF ADHESIVE POSTAGE STAMPS

LETTER [royal crest] CARD

[postage stamp]

[two postmarks]

Mrs. Robt. Wareing,
56, West Common Gardens,
Old Brumby,
Scunthorpe,
Lincolnshire

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F/O C M Walkden,
Bramshott Mil Hos,
Bramshott, Hants.

3/11/44.

Dear Mrs. Wareing:-

Sorry to have been so long in replying to your nice letter and then in this brief form. And before I forget, thanks so much for the stamps you enclosed it was very thoughtful of you. I do hope you have had official news of your husband being P.O.W. Some of the others I reported have not yet heard.

My progress has been good but of necessity, slow. However I was taken off the stretcher on Tuesday and placed in a body cast again. I am to be repatriated and await now only the necessary arrangements however it may be a week or several weeks. Anyway I hope to get home by Christmas. Wish my crew could have the same hope, however they are all P.O.W.

In answer to your questions, my home is Winnipeg. I was Air Gunner on a medium bomber in 2nd TAF. Have been over here 15 months and enjoyed England & Scotland very much and hope to come back in peace time.

I do hope you will have your husband with you again soon.

Yours sincerely

Charles M. Walkden

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Citation

C M Walkden, “Letter to Mrs Wareing from F/O C M Walkden,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 9, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27901.

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