Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Title

Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Writes that he was exited to have started flying and was confident that he would make it. Catches up with family news and had difficulty finding time to write with all the work he had to do. Mentions he spent 48 hour leave in Toronto.

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Date

1943-05-31

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One page handwritten airgram

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI430531

Transcription

MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND

146647

1602823 LAC. WEEDEN R.C.
NO: 1 A.O.S.
MALTON
ONTARIO
CANADA.

31-5-43

My dear Mum,

I must thank you for the two airgraphs I received from you Thursday and another one addressed to this station Friday, this taking a fortnight to arrive, so this wasn’t so bad. Are you receiving mine alright now? You needn’t worry about me now, I am terribly excited about this job, we started flying again Friday. I was at the Navigators table plotting and map reading, just in my line, of course it may not be so easy as time progresses, but with plenty of hard work, I shall make it. I expect by now you have been to Glasgow and back so I hope you had an enjoyable time. I have been writing to Nan as often as possible, it is very difficult to find the time now, so much homework to attend to. By the way you are planning my celebrations too early, although it is very sweet of you, it will be soon enough when you hear that I am coming home. I graduate October 1st. You have too much to do, than worry about this. I shall plan something in the meantime. I managed to get myself a good watch and struck lucky last week in getting a ‘Ronson’ lighter so I am all set now. Well things are much the same this end, I spent my 48-hour leave in Toronto this week-end and had a grand time. Next Sunday I have been invited out to dinner so this will be a nice change. Closing now all my love,

Yours Reg xxxx

To Evelyn xxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 2, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33587.

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