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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Reports arrival of mail and writes about his training and Morse keying speed of 10 words per minutes. Mentions he has little spare time but goes to cinema once a week and plays snooker and table tennis. Continues with banter and gossip,

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Date

1943-02-07

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One page handwritten letter

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430207

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
59794
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.,
R.A.F., 48 AIR SCHOOL,
WOODBROOK,
EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA.
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel and Norman,
I’ve received two airgraphs so far and I expect there’ll be one or two more for me tomorrow. Things have changed a lot in the two weeks we’ve been on the course. We’ve got stacks of notes already. Norman will be amused to hear that we are still pottering around 10 words per min on the buzzer, but it’s not really surprising when you consider it’s 4 or 5 months since we had any signals practice. Fortunately we have only to pass at 10 w. p. min. on the present course. We only have a small fraction of the spare time we used to have as we have 2 nights a week compulsory study. In spite of this, however, we are more contented.
We go to the cinema only once a week now and I’m also keeping up my snooker and table tennis. Pop’ll get a walloping at snooker if I can get regular “training” out here so he’d better heed this warning and get some practice in. We had lovely weather during the last two weeks and it looks as if it is going to continue. By the time you receive this you’ll be near the end of winter and thinking of digging the garden over shortly. (?? Some hope!) At different times since I left home I heard of Hull having air raids, so it was a great relief when I received the first airgraph from home. I hope you haven’t been bothered by the pests since then. Now I’ll close once more and say cheerio and God bless you all.
Ron. XXXXXX

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A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32376.

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