Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Catches up with family news. Writes he spent his weekend in Toronto with his girl friend. Says a little about flying on his course. Mentions scorching weather and issue of summer outfits.

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Date

1943-06-07

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One page handwritten airgram

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI430607

Transcription

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

217517

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

7-6-43

My dear Mum,

Received your letter from Glasgow this morning and am so glad you are having a good time, even with Evelyn to look after, it is a change. How did Dennis get on with the housework? I expect he had most meals out. Is the rationing still severe? I spent my week end in Toronto at my girl friends, well in with the family. It is a change from the camp, to get some lovely home-cooked meals – had my first strawberries yesterday. I am still working away on this course, how the exercises mount up. We have been up on another flight last week and have a further one tomorrow, this is where I start in earnest, handing the Pilot the course to steer, etc and the estimated time we shall arrive at each destination, so I am looking forward to this. It has been simply scorching the last few days, we were issued with summer outfits Friday but even with these I simply melt. I was flying in my shirt sleeves and even so it was still sweltering, whats [sic] it going to be like next month? Well, Mum there is not much to relate, only that I am having a swell time here such a lovely place in the summer, but would rather be at home with you all, so Cheerio for now and all my love to you

Yours Reg xxx

To Evelyn xxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 28, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33588.

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