Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

Description

Writes that he is off to prepare for night flight. Mentions he spend another marvellous weekend with Canadian friends. Writes that exams start shortly and he was praised by his instructor for performance on his last trip. Writes that his camera had arrived after a month in transit and he would now take some decent shots. Compares local newspaper with those at home.

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Date

1943-08-11

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One page handwritten airgram

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI430811

Transcription

MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND.

884766

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

11-8-43

My dear Mum,

Just a few lines before I go to flight preparation for tonights [sic] trip, the first since last Friday so it has been a restful four days. I spent another marvellous week-end at Mrs. Ashtons, she certainly looks after me. My 14th week exams commence next week so am being kept quite busy all this week reviewing past work and then my finals starts with photography on the 15th week, so my goal is gradually being reached. I was very pleased yesterday when my instructor asked me for my log and chart for the previous nights trip, he said it had to be sent to ‘Command’, as it was the best in the class, I gained 84 percent that night, and the next trip 85 percent so I have been doing quite well lately. I received my camera today, together with an airgraph from Dennis, so am all fixed up now to take some decent shots, especially air-views. It took just under a month to get here, just as I expected, so that was quite good. It was also a change to read the old Daily Mirror and Pictorial again, compared with the papers here, sheets and sheets mostly advertisements. Well things are much the same since my last airgraph, a few thunderstorms, then scorching again, too changeable for my liking. All my best to Dennis and Bill. To Evelyn xxxx Love. Reg xxxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33607.

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