Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Reports arrival of three letters which were first for two months. Glad baby is well and will be glad when he gets photographs. Says he is in another camp, the third in a month. Hopes he will stay there but should be in another camp as he has been commissioned but Germans have not recognised it yet. Everyone confident they will be home by Christmas.




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Aug 20/44 My dear Joan, I received three letters from you on the 15th of the month, you can imagine I was very pleased to get them, they were the first for two months, the dates of these were May 2 & 8 and June 10. I was very pleased to hear you are well and to know that David is making good headway, I shall be glad when I receive the photo’s I am very anxious to see what he looks like. We are at another camp now, our third in a month, I suppose we shall stay here until the end of the war, I hope so. I am fed up with moving. I should be in a different camp now I am commissioned. I have had notification of it from A/M, but the Germans haven’t recognised it yet, [one sentence censored] Everyone here is very confident of being home for Christmas. I wish it were possible. I have had a caricature done, it is very good, the Layne lip is well in evidence, I am going to bring it home. I was glad to know you are getting my mail, I have only had one from my father since I was shot down. I am sorry you didn’t make a private bid for [two indecipherable words] Love Walt.



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