Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings

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Title

Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings

Description

Airgram No 1. Reports arrival of latest mail and says he is late due to night flying previous day. Catches up with family news and mentions that he had also been gardening with his local hosts over the weekend.

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Date

1943-05-25

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Format

One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430525-01

Transcription

MR. & MRS H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
107916
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: 25/5/43
[underlined] AIRGRAPH NO. 1. [/underlined]
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel, & Norman,
I’ve received quite a shoal of airgraphs from you all since I last wrote, including three, each of which was written in two parts from Mother, Hazel and Norman. In each case the two corresponding portions arrived together so I was able to read the complete messages. I’m a day late this week in writing to you but that is because I was night flying last night. I was sorry to hear that Norman is still being shoved around from one station to the other. The aircrew racket was tedious enough a year ago. I can imagine what it’s like now.
I was very pleased to learn that Mum & Hazel have been making such a good attempt with the gardening and shall recommend both of you for medals. You will be surprised when I tell you that I have done some gardening here in S. Africa. I spent the whole of last week-end with the Smyth’s and on Saturday I tackled the smaller garden, dug it over and put in about 2 dozen plants. The soil here is very easy to work but is poorer than English soil. To grow a good lawn here is a real feat and needs great patience. There are however, to compensate some very splendid flowers which one does not see in England. Ron
XXXXXX (CONTINUED ON AIRGRAPH NO. 2)

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Citation

A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to his mother, father and siblings,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32411.

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