Letter from Ron Witty to Norman

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Letter from Ron Witty to Norman

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Reports arrival of airgram from Norman and was pleased that he had had a few days leave. Catches up with family news from home. Mentions he had passed the first three exams on the course and was waiting for results of the fourth. He would be working very hard over the next 5 weeks with just six to go until the end. Concluded with banter and gossip.

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1943-05-31

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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The Address must be written in LARGE BLOCK LETTERS wholly within the panel alongside.

1622275 A.C.2. WITTY. N.,
63 FARNDALE AVENUE,
SOUTHCOATES LANE,
HULL,
YORKS,
ENGLAND.

Sender's Name and Address: 1520694 L.A.C. WITTY A.R., 12 A.N. COURSE, 41 AIR SCHOOL, COLLONDALE, E. LONDON, S.A.

31/5/43

Dear Norman, I received another airgraph from you late during last week. You got a lot of lines on it but it was perfectly legible. I was very glad to hear that you managed at last to get a few days leave. You should be entitled to some more leave in the near future to make amends for the long delay you experienced in getting your last leave. Your news from home is always very interesting but I was amazed to hear that Hazel is practically as tall as you. In that case Dad & I will feel rather small.

I have passed the first 3 exams of this course and am waiting the results of the fourth. Our 5th exam falls due next week and after that they come thick and fast. If I don't go crazy with swatting during the next 5 weeks or so I shall have completed the course in 6 weeks time, which is relatively no time at all by the way time flies here at Collondale. For your interest I have approx. 50 flying hours now including a couple of night exercised to my credit (?)

I am pleased to know that you and your pal from Hull manage to stick together. It's a great help – I know. How old is Peter now. I should certainly have thought he was over 18 now. If he joins the R.A.F., I wish him all the best of luck. All my best wishes, too, to the Beckett's when you write to them. [underlined] It [/underlined] won't be long now. Affectionately yours, Ron.

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A R Witty, “Letter from Ron Witty to Norman,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32438.

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