Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Had just arrived in Canada. Mentions and describes some aspects of voyage and arrival in New York. Followed by train journey to Moncton Canada awaiting posting to flying training unit.

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Date

1943-03-03

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One page handwritten airgram

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI430303

Transcription

MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND.

367676

1602823 WEEDEN R.C.
L.A.C.
31 PD, R.A.F STATION, 1 SQUADRON, 48A/6 BILLET
MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA.

3rd March 1943

My dear Mum,

I expect you will be glad to receive this after such a long time – I hope my cable arrived – I sent this as soon as I could. We had a very long voyage arriving two days late and I must say I made a very poor sailor during the first three days out – seasick, but bucked up afterwards fortuneatley. [sic] The food was absolutely grand – eggs, white bread, butter and plenty of milk chocolate, yes, no doubt your mouth does water. The sleeping accommodation though was no picnic – hammocks but on the whole we can’t grumble. Excitement arose on sighting land, and then later passing the Statue of Liberty and the Skyscrapers towering above us, what a moment, yes it was New York. We had hoped of touring the city but to our disappointment weren’t allowed off ship. The next evening saw us on the train bound for Canada, and after a 40 hour journey arrived at Moncton. This is only another dispersal centre before we are posted to Flying School. Well I must come to a close now – paper space – but will write a long letter soon, so I send you all my love. Best wishes for your birthday. Regards to Dennis and Bill and kisses to Evelyn, Yours Reg. XXXXXXXX

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33582.

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