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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Writing weekly letter early as would be revising for exam later. Mentions that flying was still going well although last trip was bumpy and he suffered from air sickness. Now had 35 hours but no night flying yet. Comments on latest good war news.

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Date

1943-05-15

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430515

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
007908
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.,
12 A.N. COURSE, 41 AIR SCHOOL,
COLLONDALE, E. LONDON, S. AFRICA.
Date: 15/5/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel and Norman,
For a change I’m writing this week-end’s airgraph home early, instead of on Monday night as usual. The chief reason is that I stopped in camp today to do a bit of [deleted] swopping [/deleted] [inserted] swotting [/inserted] for Monday’s exam. instead of having my usual Saturday night at the pictures. I shan’t have time to do any revision tomorrow, Sunday, as I shall be with the Smyth’s once more. Fred Rolph will be there on leave from Queenstown, so we’ll be able to swap experiences again.
The flying is still going well. Our last trip was exceptionally bumpy and I was just a little sick though not sufficiently to interfere at all with my work. I think most of the chaps were the same way that day. I must have about 35 hours now. I’ve still done no night flying. It has been cancelled each time for one reason or another.
The war news has been great, hasn’t it? I wonder where the next move will be. I bet you were all thrilled by the sudden finish in N. Africa. I hope you are not being unduly disturbed these nights at home though you’re bound to have regular minor visits. I have 8 weeks more to go on this course now. Time is certainly flying, whatever else is. Cheerio now and God bless you all. Love, Ron XXXXXX

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A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32409.

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