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 that he is still managing to get through exams alright. Comments on news that his friend had failed one of his exams at another station and suggests that this was an example where results of exams did not give guidance to a person's capabilities. Concludes with comments on recent air attack on Hull.

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Date

1943-07-02

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430702

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS,
ENGLAND
476048
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: 2/7/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel & Norman,
I have a mixture of news for you this week. The first item is that I am stilling [sic] managing to get through the exams. alright. Only 3 more remain now and then we shall have to wait and see what happens. I had some disappointing news from Fred Rolph during the week. He has failed one of his exams at Queenstown. We have [deleted] being [/deleted] been meeting every 3 weeks or so at the Smyth’s and we had been looking forward to meeting again at the end of the respective courses. As you know, he was on an exactly similar course at Queenstown. I know definitely from my own knowledge of Fred’s work in the particular subject in which he failed that it was another proof of the unsatisfactory guide given by exam. results to a person’s capabilities. He will be able to re-sit this exam. & I wouldn’t be surprised if he knocked up 90 percent next time. Unfortunately, though, this means that he will pass out 3 weeks later than we here.
I hope you received my telegram. I was worried when I heard of the raid on Hull on the radio and was a little relieved when in the newspaper next day it said that only 15 ‘planes took part. I trust you are all safe & sound, and in the best of health, as I am. How are the music lessons going, I wonder, & what’s the garden like?
Cheerio, now, and God bless you all. Love, Ron XXXXXXXX

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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/32424.

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