Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Discusses mail to and from. Noted that last letter was addressed to Flying Officer but he had had no confirmation but hoped she had received money due to her. Writes of friends and hopes they will be together next year. Says everyone has had enough fighting and he does not want to go to Japan. Says he would be glad when his second parcel arrived. Mentions YMCA log books then three lines blacked out.




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One page handwritten letter


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Aug 30/44 My dearest Joan, I hope you are well and are receiving my mail, I had three letters from you a fortnight ago, May 2 & 8 and June 8 they were very welcome indeed. I noticed that the last one was addressed F/O, I haven’t had any confirmation of it but it takes a long time as a rule. I hope you have received the money due to you from the A/M, you should have a decent lump sum, we shall need it after the war and a lot more besides. Jack had a letter from Chalky some months back, I haven’t heard from him. I think we should be together again some time next year, I reckon everyone has had about enough fighting, I have anyway. I don’t want to go to Japan. I shall be glad when my second parcel comes along, it is quite a long time now since you sent it, I hope it hasn’t got lost. The YMCA has sent out log books but it is a bit difficult to get fellows to put stuff in them, all the camp artists are all overworked with them [censored sentence] Give David a kiss for me. I am longing to receive the photos of him. All my love Walt.



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