Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings

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Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings

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Writes that he had not yet had any mail from them. Describes his Christmas and boxing day activities. At the end mentions he had just received mail.

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1942-12-27

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]421227

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
806674
Sender’s Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.
48 AIR SCHOOL,
WOODBROOK,
EAST LONDON, S. AFRICA.
Date: 27/12/42
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel, & Norman,
I have still received no word from you up to the present, but none of the other chaps have either so I’m not worrying, but all the same I shall be very pleased when I do hear from you. I expect the delay is due to the heavy Christmas mails.
We had a very pleasant Christmas here with an excellent dinner which included turkey, pork, pudding, cake, fruit, sweets, nuts, [underlined] ices, [/underlined] beer, etc. Of course it couldn’t compare with a Christmas at home, but it was beyond my expectations. I went to a camp film show in the morning but after the big Christmas dinner I spent a restful afternoon and I wasn’t able to eat much at tea-time as I was still feeling pretty full from the dinner. I played table-tennis in the evening. Yesterday morning, (Boxing Day), I went for a ramble along the beach and across country with “Jeff” Godfrey my latest pal. That’s one thing I’ve never done before in December. I did a little washing in the early afternoon. We went into town for tea and finished off the evening by seeing “The Man who came to Dinner,” a very amusing film.
I hope you are all well and that you had a good Christmas too. I hope Norman was able to be at home. By the way, since I sent [deleted] [indecipherable letter] [/deleted] my last airgraph I have received two letters from you, Ma, dated 24th and 27th October addressed to my A.P.O. number. Thanks for tip to stretch socks before drying. Cheerio. God bless you all. Ron. XXXXXX
P.S. Send PETER’S ADDRESS.

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A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32369.

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