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

Reports arrival of latest mail and sends birthday greetings to mother. Speculates that the course would soon be over in 6 weeks and then wonders what will happen. Catches up with other sad news from home.

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Date

1943-05-31

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430531

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
170591
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: 31/5/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel, & Norman,
I am still receiving your airgraphs regularly. The most recent are two dated 11th May from Dad & Norman and one from home dated 10th May. I received these during the past week so you see they are taking less than 3 weeks now. This airgraph is meant to be a birthday card as well for you, mother. As you will know by my other letters I am unable to send telegrams from the camp. I do hope this airgraph arrives in time.
I wish you a very happy & peaceful birthday, mother. I send you all my love. I only wish I were home to share it with you. That day will come before so very long. I am really very fortunate. One chap on our course has been out here 18 months. All being well I shall be completing this course in 6 weeks time and then - .
I was very sorry to hear of Mr. Hirst’s death. He was such a cheery, pleasant type of man in spite of his ill-health.
You seem to be doing a lot of work at home. Congratulations! I sincerely hope you get some results to reward & encourage you. Carry on with the good work, Hazel, & don’t grow [underlined] too [/underlined] tall. You’ll make me feel small! Cheerio now & 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 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32413.

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