Letter from Roy Ellis to his Wife



Letter from Roy Ellis to his Wife


He expresses love for his wife. He asks for soap to be sent.




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Sgt ELLIS. R. 918426.
c/o Sgts Mess.
R.A.F. Station:
Brandon Road:
Suffolk: August 29th 1943:

My Very own darling Boo:

Today, of course, I shall get a letter from you as it is Sunday – oh how I miss them too! – but I shall be lucky tomorrow my pet:

We are flying this afternoon, (I’m writing this during the luncheon hour) – and then we have the rest of the day to ourselves, goodness knows [underlined what [/underlined] I shall do, Mildenhall is, if

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anything, a little [underlined] dead [/underlined] ‘dead’ than ever on the Sabbath!

But how are [underlined] You [/underlined] today my sweetheart? – I think [underlined] so [/underlined] much about you my Boo and this awful feeling of loneliness is forever with me; [underlined] nothing [/underlined] is the same without “ [underlined] my [/underlined] darling” – indeed – I miss you [underlined] so [/underlined] terribly:

Darling will you please send me some soap? I’m a bit short of it at the moment, and anyway – I use quite a [deleted] bit [/deleted] lot as I simply ‘revel’ in my showers!

Well my beloved I have – as usual – no news for you – so [underlined] little [/underlined] happens here, so remember that I’m

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loving you every moment of the day and that you are mine my darling – [underlined] all [/underlined] – and very bit of you – MINE! xxxx.

God bless you my precious – and keep you very safe for me:

Please give my dear love to [underlined] all [/underlined] the family:

[line] & the “PEEGLE MEN”

Forever and Always,

Your very [underlined] own [/underlined] darling:

[underlined] Roy [/underlined] xxxx



Roy Ellis, “Letter from Roy Ellis to his Wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28598.

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