Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings

EWittyARWitty[Fam]430110-02.jpg

Title

Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings

Description

Reports on mail received and catches up with family news. Hopes he will start his course soon.

Creator

Date

1943-01-10

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One page handwritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Contributor

Identifier

EWittyARWitty[Fam]430110-01

Transcription

MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL, YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
863473
Sender’s Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.,
48 AIR SCHOOL,
WOODBROOK,
EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA.
Date: 10/1/43
AIRGRAPH NO. 2.
(Continued from AIRGRAPH NO. 1)
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel and Norman,
As far as I can remember it’s 13 weeks now since I was home on leave, though it doesn’t seem that long. I wonder what kind of weather you’re having at the present moment. The weather here is at its warmest, and the more recent arrivals from Britain (myself included) can quite easily be distinguished by a peeling of the skin on the nose to a greater or lesser extent. The skin there is delicate and flakes on long exposure. Some chaps who did too much sun-bathing soon after our arrival had most of the skin of their backs peeling. Imagine that while the snow and slush lies around you.
I’d forgotten about that bomb. I suspect that the soldiers on the job realize that they’re on a good thing. They would probably have more strenuous work to do if they finished that job whereas at present there’s no N.C.O. to rush them. They probably re-bury the bomb as soon as they find it.
I spend most of my time off in town – often at a cinema or club. I’m also greatly improving my table-tennis I think. I’m also going to play billiards and football at the first opportunity. On the whole we’re having a very good time and are by no means overworked. I hope you’re all keeping as well as I am. God bless you all.
Ron

Collection

Citation

A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 27, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32371.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.