Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

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Title

Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

Description

Catches up with gossip and family news. Writes of visiting friends at Bardney and hoped for more opportunities in future.

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Date

1944-10-07

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Three page handwritten letter

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SGillK1438901v30049

Transcription

[Royal Air Force badge]

OFFICERS' MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
[deleted] SYERSTON, NEWARK, NOTTS. [/deleted]

OCT. 7TH./44.

Dear mum & dad,

Thanks for your letter of the 4th. our letters have crossed again as I posted one to you on the 4th.

I can well imagine the feelings of the girls at Syston as several of the girls here in Woodhall were very attached to the "airborne troops".

Vera said Derek had a touch of Bronchitis but maybe it's because he's fat, he weighs 20lbs. 14ozs now so there can't be much wrong with him can there, especially as he can pull people's hair and give them a smile at the same time

Mum seemed to be her old busy self, hopes she's looking after herself and keeping well.

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Les seems as if he’s going to have a long wait before they give him a ship.

I'm sorry I can't remember the chap called Walsh but our engineer F/O Barnett knew him quite well and says he's a good lad at his job.

I went over to Bardney yesterday to see the Scott's and had quite an enjoyable evening; I'll be able to get over there fairly easily from here so I'm looking forward to our informal Sunday teas in front of the fire in the lounge, they certainly are grand people.

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I havn't [sic] had any news from Ron yet or any more from Margaret's brother in Italy but I suppose there'll be some someday if I wait long enough.

Well that's all for now I think we'll be doing some work pretty soon now we're all ready.

That's it so I'll say Goodnight and God Bless, take care of yourselves.

Your Loving Son

Ken [kisses]
David [kisses]

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K Gill, “Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35712.

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