Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother and newspaper cutting

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother and newspaper cutting

Description

Newspaper cutting explains that the RAF accepted and invitation from United States Army Air Force to send 35 Squadron to take part in an air day. Letter written from Scott Field Illinois. Writes they having a good time but complains of heat. Mentions trying to contact acquaintance in New York who he hoped he would have time to visit. Mentions some of their activities concerning film actresses.

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Date

1945-07-24

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Two page handwritten letter and attached newspaper cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

BOMBER SQUADRON TO VISIT U.S.A.

The R.A.F. has accepted an invitation from the United States Army Air force to send No. 35 Squadron of R.A.F. Bomber Command to visit the United States to take part in Air Forces Day on August 1. The officer in charge of the operation will be Group Captain R.C.M. Collard, Station Commander of Gravely, Huntingdon, and the squadron will be commanded by Wing Commander A.J.L. Craig.

[letterhead depicting Scott Field Illinois]

35 SQD RAF.

24/7/46

My dear Mum,

Have had a wonderful time since our arrival here, but I’m just melting away with the heat.

Again as before we have had only a short stay and tomorrow we are flying to our next stage Denver.

I called Doris up by ‘phone from New York, and the family were most delighted to hear from me, I’m still hoping against hope that on my return I shall be able to get some time off to visit them.

Last night a party was given in our honour at an enormous country mansion, dancing in the grounds, it was just like a film

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setting, everything was so lovely.

The squadron commander received a ‘phone call from Rita Hayworth yesterday, and she is meeting us together with other screen lovelies on our arrival at Los Angeles on the 28th.

Isn’t this just wonderful, I bet a few people are envious of us, I will certainly have something to talk about when I return.

Well thats [sic] about all for today, hope you enjoy your summer holiday.

‘Bye for now.

Regards to all

Love
Reg xxxx

To Evelyn xxxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother and newspaper cutting,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33543.

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