Letter from JT Jones to his Wife

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Title

Letter from JT Jones to his Wife

Description

He writes about their daughter Carol and mess life at RAF Wickenby.

This is the last letter he sent home. It arrived after the news of his death.

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Creator

Date

1945-02-17

Language

Format

Three handwritten sheets and both sides of an envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

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EJonesJTJonesLM450217-0004,
EJonesJTJonesLM450217-0005

Transcription

Sgts. Mess Green[?]
R.A.F. Wickenby
Lincs.

17-2-45.

Darling,

Received your letter written Wednesday this afternoon.

There is no need to send up those spare sheets sweet, I manage by borrowing off the chaps or from the mess, thanks all the same.

The more I hear of Carol the bigger and older she [deleted] she [/deleted] seems to get, be glad when I can watch her grow myself. Not working today again - good show! The rest of the crew have gone to Lincoln. I didn't feel like it myself. I much prefer to just sit around and think sometimes - anyway, Lincoln has nothing to offer me, it's a pretty drab layout all round. After writing this letter I will probably have a couple of

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pints in the mess.

Is the weather any good down there sweet - drab here. Have you been to the cinema lately, don't expect so, you never do - unless I'm there. I still think your [indecipherable word] the finest in the world darling - I don't care much for doing things, outside drinking of course, without you. Maybe when me get installed in that flat we may be able to visit the "locals" (cinemas) once or twice.

The day is not far off when we shall be accompanied by Carol.

Films may turn out a boon yet, may save us having to tell Carol fairy stories - lazy type, that's me. Heard from Ruth when it will be okay for you to go up there sweet. If nothing interupts the system I should be home

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for my next leave around March 24th, a couple of days earlier or later. Heard from Fred lately, and the folks from Tom. I shall very much like to take you on a visit to the States sweet - just we three perhaps - enough dough[?], and about 3 months off work, just knocking around in a car. What a dream! - sounds good though - hah![?] Will conclude now sweet - try and write tomorrow again. Give folks love & regards. Kiss X the girl in the dungarees for me. My love for my wife, tell her I am in a in a worse state over her now than I ever was. I do, so very much. Be good. Bye.
Your Jack XXXX

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[envelope]
[postmark] Lincoln 19 Feb 1945 [/postmark] and postage stamp

Mrs. J. T. Jones,
The Manse,
Knockhall Road,
Greenhithe,
Kent.

Collection

Citation

JT Jones, “Letter from JT Jones to his Wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33393.

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