Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson

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Title

Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson

Description

Writes that he had been away for a week on a gunner course and managed to scrape through as grade 1 and that he was now a real gunner. Writes about his New Zealand crew of skipper, bomb aimer and wireless operator as well as British navigator and Scottish flight engineer and him as mid upper gunner. Wonders what others will call the crew.

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Date

1943-06-09

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWadesonTEWadesonJ430609

Transcription

1489406.
SGT. WADESON T.E
SGTs. MESS
RAF STATION
STRADISHALL
NEWMARKET
SUFFOLK
Dear Jean
Glad to hear from you, & hope you are having a good time at the dances. I have been away for a week on a Gunners Grounding Course and managed to scrape through as Grade I so now I am happy and a red hot gunner – so is our tail gunner so we have a Ripping Crew – we have earned the name of Crazy Crew already so God knows what we will be called when they realy [sic]
[page break]
get to know us. We consist of Skip – N. ZEALAND Bomb Aimer NZ WOP. NZ NAVIGATOR Brittish [sic] Guana [sic] flight engineer scotch (Mid upper AG. ME) tail gunner Rochdale so we are a mixed lot and believe me when we do all go out we just go haywire and remain so. Well I will have to shut up and Get Weaving.
Lots of Love
[signature]
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[postmark NEWMARKET 9 June 1943]
[postage stamp]
Miss J. Wadeson
Sycamore House
Dufton
Appleby
West

Citation

T E Wadeson, “Letter from Tom Wadeson to Jean Wadeson ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32470.

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