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 they will be starting their course on Monday 25th. Writes of dates of future moves to new training schools. Mentions poor weather and playing snooker and table tennis.

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1943-01-22

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One page handwritten letter

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
949824
Sender’s Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.,
48 AIR SCHOOL,
WOODBROOK,
EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA
Date: 22/1/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel and Norman,
It seems almost certain that we shall be starting on our course on Monday, 25th. I am now in No. 1 Sqdn. I was in No. 4 Sqdn. before. We already know the date of leaving 48 Air School. Providing we pass the exams at the end of the course we should be leaving on 29th March. We shall have only 9 weeks to complete the course, not 12 weeks as we had expected, so we shall have to do quite a lot of swotting in our spare time if we wish to get through. (Cont. 24/1/43) The weather during the week was very bad. We had heavy rain for 3 days and the ground became very muddy. Small streams of water flowed between the huts down the slope and, as they joined formed into two or three small “rivers” complete with “waterfalls.” There has been a shower today (Sunday) but the ground is already quite firm. I played my first game of snooker in South Africa yesterday and though we started off in a rather rusty fashion we each played a few good strokes and I expect we shall play quite often. My table-tennis is definitely much better than it ever has been but the snag here is in the acute shortage of [indecipherable word] balls, so it looks as if the table-tennis will soon come to an end.
I’ve still not received any letter or airgraph, etc. from you dated later than the E.F.M. telegram of the 12th December and am eagerly awaiting news. Cheerio. Ron

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A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32374.

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