Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother

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Explains about 'O' and 'N' brevets, both were for navigator but the second was a new badge and had not arrived in Canada yet. He writes that he could be home in a month as some of them were getting posted back to England, and he could be one. Says he had another marvellous weekend in Toronto and managed to get six pairs of stockings. He had not sent them on due to large amount of customs duty. Keeping fingers crossed and would let her know any news.

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1943-12-03

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One page handwritten airgram

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EWeedenRCCartwrightI431209

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MRS. I. CARTWRIGHT
416 COWLEY ROAD
OXFORD
ENGLAND.

003335

P/O WEEDEN RC.
OFFICERS MESS
MPO. 106
PORT ALBERT
ONTARIO
CANADA.

9-12-43

My dear Mum,

Many thanks for your air letter of the 11th which I received Monday and I am so glad to hear that you received my programme and wing. To clear the little matter up about the ‘O’. Well we are intitled to wear either, the only reason for wearing the ‘O’, is that the ‘N’ is a new badge and the RAF issue hasn’t yet reached Canada, officially we are Navigators. I would like to surprise you and say that I may be home in a month or so – we heard that some of us will be posted back to England, so don’t be surprised if I am one of them. I had another marvellous week-end in Toronto, and managed to get you six pairs of stockings, (only two pairs to a customer, but I wangled the box of six) I haven’t sent them on, as I heard the duty was enormous – in anycase [sic] I may deliver them in person. Well things are nearing a close and I would love to see you all again so I am keeping my fingers crossed, will cable you if anything turns up. Thank Dennis for his letter and airgraph, will write to him tonight, my best wishes to Bill. All my love to you

Reg xxxxxx

To Evelyn xxxxxx

Citation

R C Weeden, “Letter from Reginald Weeden to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33618.

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