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 from Cape Town apologising for missed mail and says that he will miss his weekend visits to the local family he frequented in his previous location. Hopes they are enjoying summer weather and asks for latest family news. Mentions his plans for sight seeing in Cape Town. Comments on allied invasion of Sicily.

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Date

1943-07-14

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430714

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MR & MRS. H.A. WITTY,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS,
ENGLAND.
633194
[signature]
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 SGT. WITTY A.R.,
6/26 I.F.T.C.,
c/o WESTLAKE ROAD P.O.,
CAPETOWN, SOUTH AFRICA.
Date: 14/7/43.
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel & Norman,
I must start by apologising for delaying so long in writing to you. I had an airgraph half written and then misplaced it, but, anyway, in the interval I sent you the telegram which you answered. I sincerely hope you are all well – I’m feeling fine [deleted] exp [/deleted] except that I feel a little sad at times when I think of the Sundays I enjoyed with the Smyth’s. I shall always have happy memories of those fine people.
You should be in the middle of summer now and I hope you are enjoying some fine weather. I hope it is not too dry though, for the sake of the garden. How did Hazel get on in the school sports finals? She certainly did splendidly in the semi-final events. And how’s Hazel progressing with the piano?
I have just obtained a publicity folder about Capetown [sic] and intend having a good look around if I have enough spare time. First of all I think I shall have a journey on the aerial cableway which runs from the top of Table Mountain.
We have all been very cheered by the news of the Allied invasion of Sicily as you will have been also, at home. The axis are certainly in for a hot time. I’m afraid there’s not much I can write about so, once more – Cheerio, & may God bless you all, Ron XXXXXXXXXX

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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/32425.

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