Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

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Title

Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

Description

Writes that he had arrived safely at his new station and describes accommodation, food and daily transport. Speculates that he would be seeing a lot of Germany.

Creator

Date

1944-09-28

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Language

Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

SGillK1438901v30047

Transcription

[Royal Air Force badge]

OFFICERS' MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
[deleted] SYERSTON [/deleted][inserted] WOODHALL SPA. [/inserted]
[deleted] NEWARK, [/deleted][inserted] LINCOLN. [/inserted]
[deleted] NOTTS. [/deleted][inserted] LINCS. [/inserted]

Sept. 28th./44.

Dear Mum & Dad,

Just a few lines to let you know I've arrived safely at my new station.

As I said before it's a large hotel where we live and the quarters are quite comfortable; the food is quite good and there seems to be plenty of entertainment.

We have transport to take us to work and back every day so we shouldn't do too badly.

I expect we'll have quite a bit of flying to do before we do any "ops" so I don't see us

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2/

being very idle this next week. As Germany is about the only place left now I expect we'll see quite a lot of it again but I'm not particularly worried about that.

Well I can't think of any more to say now so I'll close and write again as soon as I can.

Keep well and smiling I'll be alright here so don't worry.

Goodnight & God Bless,

Your Loving Son,

Ken [kisses]

David [kisses]

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[Stamp and postmark]

Mr. & Mrs. K Gill.
55, Kyffin Avenue,
Halton
Leeds.
Yorkshire.

Collection

Citation

K Gill, “Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35711.

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