Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

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Title

Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

Description

Writes of recent visit from his brother. Mentions a little of recent flying. Catches up with news of correspondence. Hopes to get a posting to Scampton as he is tired of Syerston. Moans about pilots air force and mentions no more duties detailed.

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Date

1944-03-16

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Three page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SGillK1438901v30042

Transcription

[R.A.F. crest]

F/o. GILL K.
OFFICERS MESS.
R.A.F. SYERSTON.
NR. NEWARK.
NOTTS.

Mar. 16th./44.

Dear mum, dad & all,

Hope your’e all keeping well now and looking after yourselves.

Did Les enjoy his trip down here?, it was good to have him on my own ground, though I'm sorry we couldn't get a trip in for him.

Hope he arrived home safe enough. It's funny one of the chaps recognising him as my brother, it just shows we must bear some resemblance to each other doesn't it. I don't know the chap very well and he didn't know Les was coming down here.

I was up near home this afternoon though I couldn't see the ground for the cloud; we were up

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on a weather flight, rather an honour really as the crew were chosen by our Group H.Q.; we had some good fun though chopping bits off clouds with our wings and playing hide and seek with ourselves in and out of the large cloud tops. It shook them a bit when I told them to descend and our 'drome was right below us, they thought we'd have a job finding it again as the visibility was bad.

I had an airgraph today from Ron written on the 29th. Feb, he's going on alright; wishing his time away to get back home again though, I don't blame him it's been a long time.

I'm going to write him a letter tonight so that may cheer him up a bit.

I've had no word yet from 'Derby'

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but I'm hoping he can wangle me a posting to Scampton pretty soon, I'm tired of Syerston, its like pushing against a brick wall, they still think it's a pilot's air force but they'll wake up some day with a big bump.

So far I've not been detailed for any more duties but my turn will be round again before long.

I don't seem to have any more news so I'll close for now.

Take care of yourselves and keep smiling, be a good lad David.

Goodnight & God Bless
Your Loving Son.
Ken [kisses]
David [kisses]

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Citation

K Gill, “Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 31, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35706.

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