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 that he had passed all his exams and would be leaving current location shortly. He was hoping to go to nearby location so he could retain local friendships although most of his friends had bid for other places so they would have to part.

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1943-03-22

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One page handwritten letter

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430322

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
422831
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.,
R.A.F., 48 AIR SCHOOL,
WOODBROOK,
EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA.
Date: 22/3/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel and Norman,
I have the eagerly-awaited news of the exam results this time. I’m very pleased to tell that I’ve passed in all subjects and will shortly be leaving here (I hope). I do not know yet where I shall be going but I will let you know at the first opportunity. I have given my choice as Collondale which is only a few miles away from here, so I shall be able to continue spending my week-ends in a comfortable home (with the Smyth’s), [underlined] if [/underlined] I do get posted there. The one thing I’m very sorry about is that nearly all the other chaps have chosen other postings so it looks as though we shall have to part. Fred Rolph who has been with me since the first week or two has also chosen Collondale so I shall not be entirely alone. Also there were one or two old Torquay pals among the last few to go to Collondale so I shall be meeting them again. I remembered Norman’s birthday today as soon as I awoke and he [sic] hope he’ll be spending a pleasant evening tonight after his duties.
Cheerio now and God bless you all,
Your affectionate Ron. XXXXXX

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A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32397.

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