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 he is now in seventh week of course and had had his second exam and was confident of result. Catches up with gossip and mail received. Spends a lot of time swotting and now has 30 flying hours. Had not done any night flying yet. Asks after the family's activities.

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Date

1943-05-12

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430512

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MR & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
979225
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: 12/5/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel, & Norman,
We’re now in our 7th week here and all is still going well. We had our second exam. today & I feel pretty confident as regards the result. I shall be seeing Fred Rolph (my 48 A.S. pal) again on Sunday when I go along to the Smyth’s once more. I’ve received only one or two airgraphs recently although they’re arriving more quickly from England. I’ve got 2 photographs now but as I haven’t any duplicates of them I think it will be safer to bring them with me when I come home.
I haven’t much news for you this time as I’ve spent a good proportion of my spare time swotting. I’ve got about 30 flying hours to my credit now, though as yet I’ve done no night-flying. We have been detailed for this twice and have had it “scrubbed” both times. I can see there’ll be plenty of work in our spare time for us right up to the end of the course but I intend to keep you supplied with the latest “gen.” Please let me know what Norman is doing now & how Hazel is getting on with the piano lessons, etc. Hoping you are all in the very best of health, as I am, I’ll sign off.
Cheerio & 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 February 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32408.

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