Letter from Ron Witty to Norman

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Letter from Ron Witty to Norman

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Apologises for not writing but says he has to spend a lot time studying and had little to spare for letters. Commiserates over Norman being pushed around the country but needed to says that he would find there would be a lot of hanging around. Asked if he had any news on when he would start but was still puzzled over exactly what Norman's situation was. Concludes with some discussion on signals training.

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Date

1943-05-15

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWittyARWittyN430515

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1622275 A.C.2. WITTY N.,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS.,
ENGLAND.
14467
Sender’s Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R.,
12 A.N. COURSE, 41 AIR SCHOOL,
COLLONDALE, E. LONDON, S. AFRICA.
Dear Norman,
I haven’t written to you for at least 3 weeks now and I feel pretty rotten about it. I’ve spent so much of my spare time swotting that I have been too tired to write. However, tonight I’ve seized an opportunity to scribble you a few lines. I was sorry to hear of the way you were being pushed around the country. It must come as such an anti-climax after your first impressions of air-crew. I don’t want to dishearten you at all Norman but you will find there’s a lot of hanging around when you first get into this racket. There doesn’t seem to be so much on the pilot’s course though. Have you any definite news at all about when you’ll be starting? I still do not know exactly what your situation is. As for all this moving from place to place – it’s got me puzzled. All I can hope is that you’re keeping with some good pals and getting a few more leaves. I only wish I had my “sparks” now as we shall have to do a few hours Morse sending & receiving [inserted] in the air [/inserted] before we leave here. It takes me all my time on the ground. Cheerio for the present Norman. I hope to be seeing you before so very long.
All the best. Yours affectionately, Ron.

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Citation

A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to Norman,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 1, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32437.

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