Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Title

Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

Description

Trying out airmail letter to see if it is quicker than airgram. Reports arrival of mail from home some of which was taking a long time. Catches up with news and gossip, comments on weather and his health. Comments on distance to Toronto which he can now only get to on fortnightly 48 hour passes and upcoming Christmas leave. Mentions photographs he had sent and family presents he will send. Says a little about his training and sends best wishes to all.

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Date

1943-12-02

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Handwritten air mail letter form

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI431202

Transcription

2-12-43

My dear Mum,

I will try this new air mail letter to see if it arrives any quicker than the airgraphs, I received a letter from you today dated 31st Oct. and the funny thing is I had one from you last week of the 5th Nov. so this last shipment must have been held up somewhere, I also had another letter from England and that was worse still 7th Oct. – two months to get here so the news is ancient by now. Well how are you, preparing for Christmas – had any snow yet? it is inches thick here, but the worse is to come yet. I have been lucky up to now, no colds yet, so dont [sic] worry I shall look after myself. I had a letter from Mrs. Aston at the beginning of the week and the girls are both in bed with severe colds, wait until I see them this week-end, telling me about the Canadian weather! You were asking how close I was to Toronto, well it only took a half hour from Malton, it now takes six hours so you can imagine how far away I am. I can only get up there every two weeks now during my 48 hr. pass so I miss that other week-end with them, but we will make up for it at Xmas 5 days leave, we are lucky too, for we are the only course in the camp to get off then. Well my photographs should be well on the way now, I hope you like them, let me know when they arrive also little Evelyns [sic] present, just in case I have to replace them. And don’t worry about gifts for me and I will see that Mrs Ashton gets one, am sending you some stockings next week. I am afraid all my presents will arrive at odd times, I haven’t much time for shopping and there is so many things I should like to send you that I don’t know where to begin, so anything you need particularly, just give me the word. Well things are much the same around camp, plenty of work as usual, and on top of it all, we have lectures to prepare

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We give these to our own class and generally last for about 20 minutes, so you see there is plenty to do, even after class, and once again we have commenced exams. No wonder I simply dash away as soon as that leave comes along. Have you decided on going away at Xmas? well have a good time no matter what you do I will be thinking of you all, give my

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Greetings to all around and my best wishes to Dennis and Bill. Keep smiling, all my love to you

Merry Christmas and happy new Year.

Lovingly
Reg xxxxxx

To Evelyn xxxxx

FROM:

M P/O WEEDEN RC
OFFICERS MESS
R.A.F.
M.P.O. 106
PORT ALBERT
ONTARIO
CANADA.

[date stamp]

2 Dec 43

TO: MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND.

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 26, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33542.

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