Letter to Joan Wareing from Squadron Leader Alan Hill

ESheeAFWareingJ450308.pdf

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Letter to Joan Wareing from Squadron Leader Alan Hill

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Letter posted from RAF station North Luffenham by Base Navigation Officer, Squadron Leader Alan Hill covering family news and friendship matters in general. Is glad that Bob is safe and well and wanted to know about how to send parcels to him.

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1945-03-08

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Four page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ESheeAFWareingJ450308

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Replied 19/3/45

[Royal Air Force crest]
S/L. A.F. Hill,
OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION.
NORTH LUFFENHAM
OAKHAM.
RUTLAND.
8/3/45.

Dear Joan,

Time seems to have flown since your last letter so I am just dropping a line to ask you how things are. I am glad you liked the wedding photographs of Bob, & I now have another one which Eileen gave to me, of her wedding. When going on leave recently I had to change at Kettering & having about half an hour to spare, I popped over to the Headlands where I saw Eileen & Mr Goldthorpe. They were very pleased to see me & extremely understanding by not referring too much to our

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Unfortunate trip.

I spent a very pleasant ten days leave in Cornwall with my wife Anne, whom I hope you will have the opportunity of meeting later on. It went all too quickly as leave always does, so I am now trying to get down to files & papers again. I do not remember whether I did tell you that I have the job of Base Navigation Officer here, a fairly steady & easy going one too. Still, I suppose when the European war ends, I’ll be drawing tropical kit with a warrant to Burma!

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[Royal Air Force crest]
OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION.
NORTH LUFFENHAM
OAKHAM.
RUTLAND.

I am pleased Bob I & II are at least safe & well although P.O.W’s., and I should like to know the drill for writing or sending the odd parcel to them. At the present rate of progress, I cannot see them remaining there more than about six months. I shall be looking forward to a great re-union then, Joan, & if you’ve never been tiddley [sic] before you will be that day!!

I had hoped to get over to Scunthorpe one day, but it’s a little off the beaten track. However, I’ll try & get over via Finningley

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When the opportunity arises.

My wife asked to be remembered to you when I told her I was writing. Let me know if you are ever down this way or at Kettering & I might be able to see you. Cheerio for now. Sincerely Alan

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A F Hill, “Letter to Joan Wareing from Squadron Leader Alan Hill,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28246.

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