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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Part 2. Discusses mail to and from. Mentions visiting local acquaintances and meeting a friend who is near the end of his course. Comments on going to see a demonstration by local fire service.

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Date

1943-06-11

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430611-02

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
277441
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: 11/6/43.
[underlined] PART II. [/underlined]
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel & Norman,
I hope you’re receiving my airgraphs as regularly as I’m receiving yours. I’ve got sheaves of them since I arrived in S. Africa. I expect some will still be arriving here for me when I’m on my way home and will then have to be sent back to England again. Still, that’s looking some time ahead.
I shall be going along to the Smyth’s again on Sunday and I shall meet Fred Rolph once more. He is over on a week-end pass from Queenstown again. Lucky blighter! He’ll have finished his night-flying by now I should think. As far as this course goes everything has gone fine so far. So long as we can stick it out for the next three [deleted] of [/deleted] or four weeks everything in the garden will be lovely.
I don’t know whether you all remember some fire-fighting competition years ago on the Gas Company’s Recreation Ground [inserted] Clough Road [/inserted] in Hull between the works’ teams. I saw something very similar on Sunday when I went to the local Rugby ground with Mrs Smyth to see a demonstration by the A.F.S. of the South African railways including competitions between the various departments. They were all very keen, & as I say, it took me back some years. I hope all of you are feeling fit. Cheerio one more, 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 January 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32416.

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