Letter from Harold Wakefield to his mother and Laura

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Letter from Harold Wakefield to his mother and Laura

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Says he is back and would be flying that night. Mentions visit to Bournemouth and seeing film. Writes about colleague waiting for demob. mentions his new second pilot from New Zealand.

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Tow page handwritten letter

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F/O H.E. Wakefield,
Officers Mess,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
HOLMSLEY SOUTH,
NR. CHRISTCHURCH,
HANTS.
Thurs. 1.30 p.m.

Dear Mum & Laura,

Well here I am again quite fit & well but blimey, – ain't it Uncle Willy. We haven't flown yet since we got back, but we shall be flying to-night for a couple of hours probably.

Went to Bournemouth on Tues. night to see Bob Hope & Bing in "The Road to Utopia", its a scream. Well Andy is more or less demobbed. Anyway he isn't

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flying any more. He's just got to mess about until his actual demob. comes through which will be in about a fortnight. He's gone on 7 days leave to-day. He said he might come round & see you or see you in the Cedars on Sat. if you go.

We are still going on Sat. so will give you a ring Friday night.

We have a New Zealand second pilot now, a Flying Officer, Ron Signal. He's done a tour on Lancs. A very nice chap, married to an English girl. He's staying in England I think.

We cheerio for now,

all my very best love,
Ally [three rows of kisses]

P.S. Received your letter yesterday.

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H E Wakefield, “Letter from Harold Wakefield to his mother and Laura,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33697.

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