Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Glad to receive letters and photographs of baby. Comments that she was looking thin and hoped she was OK. Writes that he received official notification of his promotion and expected to be moved to another camp. Glad that she was getting money from the Air Ministry and says she should be getting £3 a week and family allowance. Says he is out of cigarettes and no parcels had arrived for him.




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One page handwritten letter


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Oct 9/44 My dearest Joan, I received four letters from you the other day May 26 June 5 & 18 & July 20. I was very pleased to get them as you can well imagine, especially as one of them had two photo's in them. David certainly looks a lovely baby. I am looking forward very much to seeing him. I thought you looked rather thin in the face, I hope you are all right but you seem to be from the tone of your letters. I received official notification of my promotion yesterday, probably I shall be moved to another camp. I expect the Germans have overlooked me as the other fellows whose commissions came thro at the same time as mine were moved immediately. I am glad you are getting some money from the A/M. I allowed you three pounds a week expecting you would receive the family allowance as well. I dont know whether or not to make any alteration at the moment, I think I will wait for a while and see how the course of the war develops, it seems to take so long to get thro'. A load of personal & cigarette parcels have come in but I am afraid there were none for me. I was hoping to get some cigarettes as I am right out of them but I was unlucky. I am still waiting for my March & June clothing parcels but I reckon they must be at the bottom of the drink. I received a letter from Shirley the other day I was pleased to get it, thank her and tell her I'll write when I have a card to share. Love W.



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