Letter from George Bilton to his mother

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Letter from George Bilton to his mother

Description

Says he is OK and asks after her holiday. Mentions rear gunner was hit in the head on operation to Ludwigshafen and was in hospital. Mentions that he will be sending her his dirty laundry and talks of weather.

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EBiltonGHABilton[Mo][Date]-02

Transcription

[Canadian Y.M.C.A. logo]
ON ACTIVE SERVICE

1623799 Sgt Bilton
Sgt Mess
RCAF Middleton St George
Darlington

My Dear Mother

Just a few lines to let you know that I am keeping OK. How are you after your holliday [sic] at Wakefield, I could do with a few more days to get over the last leave

Our Rear Gunner was wounded in the Head and neck on the Ludwigshaven [sic] Raid and is now in hospital, Im OK so dont worry about me Please.

I shall be sending my dirty laundry off on Monday

[page break]

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There will be quite a bundell [sic].

The weather is not so good arround [sic] here its a bit foggy, lets hope it stops like it for a bit.

How many ducks and chickens did you bring back with you save some for me

Well mother [deleted] to [/deleted] thats all for now as I feel Rather tired I will write again soon I will close with love from your loving Son George

[kisses]

Citation

G H A Bilton, “Letter from George Bilton to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 7, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33331.

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