Letter from Ron Witty to Norman

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Letter from Ron Witty to Norman

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Writes that he had lost track of Norman's location as he seemed to have moved every time they were in contact. Catches up with mail sent and received. He compared Norman's flying hours to his own which were less but he would have had more except for poor weather. His latest news was that he would be taking an important exam shortly and he had not long to go on the course now. In addition an friend had received his stripes.

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Date

1943-04-18

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWittyN430418

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1622275 A.C.2. WITTY N.,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND
802241
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.
12 A.N. COURSE, 41 AIR SCHOOL,
COLLONDALE, EAST LONDON, SOUTH AFRICA
Dear Norman,
I’ve almost lost track of your whereabouts now. You seem to be on the move every time I hear of you. I have just received two airgraphs from you dated 27th March so they have arrived quickly. One contained the news that you had received the letter I wrote on board ship. Yes, Norman, I received the birthday greetings from all of you in good time, and I hope that my airgraph arrived in time for your 20th birthday. You have been very unfortunate as far as leave is concerned and you [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] [inserted] could [/inserted] do with a change of luck.
So your 25 hours flying were due to a mistake? I have still only half of this flying time to my credit but no doubt I shall soon push the hours up now. We would have had more if the weather had been better. According to the newspapers we’ve had 4 ins. of rain in about a week.
My latest news for you is that I shall be taking an important exam. on Tuesday 27th April so I haven’t long to go. My course here is one of 15 weeks. By the way, I’ve just received news from Walter Suddaby that he has his “stripes” now, so he must have got a move on.
Cheerio now, affectionately yours,
Ron.

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Citation

A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to Norman,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32436.

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