Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Writes that he is thrilled with his promotion and although he would have loved to come home, was sure she would be happy that he was staying in Canada. Says he is on leave and spending time with Canadian friends. Wished she could have been at graduation ceremony. Writes that he was off to New York for a couple of days after getting fitted for new uniform. He was then to report to new station for instructors course after which he wold be sent to another school. Comments that he will not like the winter there. Concludes that he made the grade and was pleased with himself.

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1943-10-04

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One page handwritten airgram

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI431004

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MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND.

401067

P/O WEEDEN R.C.
NO: 31 A.N.S.
PORT ALBERT
ONTARIO
CANADA.

4-10-43

My dear Mum,

I trust you received my cables and I expect you are just as thrilled about my promotion as I am myself, of course I should have loved to have come home to see you all but I am sure you will be happy that I am stopping out here although disappointed that we shall have to put off my party to some future occasion. At present I am on two weeks leave spending this week-end at Mrs. Ashtons they were very pleased and excited about the good news and they thoroughly enjoyed the graduation ceremony on Thursday. I wish you could have been there, what an event, L.A.C. Thursday, sergeant for 24 hours then Pilot Officer. I am off to New York on Tuesday for a few days as soon as I get fitted out with my uniform. What a time I had on Saturday shopping. I report to my new station on the 17th on a six week instructors course, from there being sent to another school to instruct, hoping that it will be south for I don’t think I shall like the winter which is gradually settling in. Well, Mum, I made the grade and feel very happy and pleased, I am sure you feel very proud now, all my love to you and all the best to Dennis and Bill

Yours Reg xxxxx

To Evelyn xxxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33612.

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