Letter from Ernest Tansley to his parents

ETansleyEHTansleyA-[Mo]4212XX.pdf

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Letter from Ernest Tansley to his parents

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Written from RAF Windrush No 6 PAFU. Writes about mail and that not much is happening but has done a little more flying. Says he would not be able to get leave or get home for Christmas. Catches up with family news.

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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ETansleyEHTansleyA-[Mo]4212XX

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[postmark] [postage stamp]

MR & MRS A. TANSLEY.
54, CORONATION DRIVE.
ELM PARK.
[deleted] HORN [/deleted] ROMFORD
[underlined] ESSEX [/underlined]

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DECEMBER 1942 WRITTEN FROM WINDRUSH, NO.6. P.A.F.U. OXFORDSHIRE. TO HIS PARENTS HIS HOPES DASHED AT NOT HAVING LEAVE AT CHRISTMAS

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[royal air force crest] Ernest H. Tansley [underlined] Wednesday [/underlined]

[underlined] Dear Mum Dad & Peter [/underlined]

Thanks for the letter, I suppose you have been expecting to hear from me sooner than this: [deleted] On d [/deleted] But perhaps the time doesn’t seem to drag as much to you at home.

It seems ages since I had the letter from you, yet it is only a few days.

Time hangs heavily here; nothing very exciting happening: Just the same old thing day after day. I am doing a little more flying now though. The weather has been fairly good.

I suppose you will have everyone home for Xmas. - Fred, Albert & Dorothy.

I do hope you enjoy yourselves anyway; wish I could get home too, but as luck will have it I am going on a B.A.T course next week. I will not even get this weekend off, so it will be the New Year before I manage to see anyone again.

It would not have been quite so bad if I could stay here for Xmas as I think they will have a fairly good time, but I think I will be going to Bramcot near Birmingham. Its only

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for a week, although it has come at the wrong moment. I do hope Dads leg is getting along fairly well. I thought you said it hadn’t affected the ankle? Did Dorothy manage to see you over the weekend - Albert didn’t come with her I suppose?

Rene was going down to ‘Berts’ but I don’t think she will risk it with the children, now that I am not able to take them down.

How are you all keeping? Well I hope! Try to enjoy yourself at Xmas - hope to see you soon Love [underlined] Ernie. [/underlined]

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E H Tansley, “Letter from Ernest Tansley to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28495.

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