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 received a small batch of letters. Comments on local who have welcomed the RAF students into their homes. Comments on weather at home and much rain in South Africa, Catches up with home news and says things are going well on course.

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Date

1943-04-23

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430423

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
802240
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.
12 A.N. COURSE, 41 AIR SCHOOL,
COLLONDALE, EAST LONDON, S. AFRICA.
Date: 23/4/43.
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel and Norman,
I received a small batch of letters from you all this week end I’m pleased to hear you’re receiving mine fairly regularly. As you are interested in Dr. Smythe and his wife I will give [deleted] ho [/deleted] his address here and now.
DR. SMYTH
30 ST. GEORGE’S RD.,
EAST LONDON,
CAPE PROVINCE,
SOUTH AFRICA
Practically all the chaps are fixed up now (many have been for months) with people in the town. There’s certainly no lack of hospitality here.
Your letter, mother, was dated 25th March and you mentioned you were having your first rain for many weeks. Personally I’m fed up with seeing rain. We’ve had a good 5 or 6 inches of rain here in the last 8 or 9 days and walking about in camp is like walking through porridge, only stickier. I’ve heard quite a lot about the re-papering & decorating at home and I’m looking forward to seeing it.
I’m well on the way with the new course now, having just completed 4 of the 15 weeks. I’ve only flown 4 times so far but that is chiefly due to the afore-mentioned weather conditions. As for pals, I have a lot already. You soon get acquainted in the R.A.F.
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 March 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32404.

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