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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Catches up with latest mail sent/received. Mentions that he has sent food parcels to them. Says he will hand onto photographs rather than risking losing them in the mail. Comments on his satisfactory financial situation.

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1943-07-23

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWitty[Fam]430723

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MR. & MRS. H.A. WITTY.,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND
662502
Sender’s Name and Address: 147467 P/O WITTY A.R.,
OFFICERS’ MESS, I.F.T.C.,
c/o WESTLAKE P.O., CAPETOWN, S. AFRICA.
Date: 23/7/43
Dear Mum, Dad, Hazel & Norman,
I received an airgraph from home a few days ago dated 25/6/43, written just after the raid on Hull. I sent you a telegram (E.F.M.) on Monday, though I expect it will take some time to arrive. I have also paid for three food parcels to be sent to you, variously addressed. The arrival of these parcels may be about a month after this airgraph at an average estimate. Anyway, I hope some or all of them arrive safely.
I don’t know whether I have the right idea, but I’m sticking to dried fruit, candied peel & cooking fat. I have also collected another small stock ready to send. You may remember the photographs I mentioned some time ago. I decided it would be safer to hang on to them rather than risk losing them en route.
So far I have managed to remain quite solvent financially and I think I shall be able to manage reasonably well though I still have one or two minor items of under-clothing to acquire.
I wrote to the Smyth’s during the past week so I expect I shall be receiving a reply in the next few days. I am very sorry I have so little to write home about. I shall have to take a trip on the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway and describe it to you, though I suppose it would be somewhat like a busman’s holiday.
Once more, Cheerio & au revoir. 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 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32426.

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