Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

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Title

Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

Description

Writing while suffering from attack of dysentery. Tries to remember a joke about a chemist. Catches up with family news and gossip.

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Date

1944-10-19

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Three page handwritten letter

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SGillK1438901v30050

Transcription

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

OCT.19TH/44.

Dear mum and dad,

Hope you’ll excuse the delay in answering your letter and the pencil too. I started to reply on Tuesday but things happened and I didn’t finish.

Wonder if you can guess where I’m writing this from? well I’m in “dock” nothing serious so don’t worry mum first an attack of dysentery the same as Les had; yes they gave me Castor Oil too, apparently it clears one out and binds one up again, anyway I’m cleared out alright, on Tuesday it was every half-hour but today it’s every three or four hours so

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2.

I should be out tomorrow or Saturday.

It reminds me of a joke about the chemist who should have been a race handicapper; he forgot to allow for the distance from the door to the lavatory, dad will know it I reckon I’ve heard Uncle John tell it.

Well and how’s everybody at home these chilly days, hope you’re managing to keep well, Vera has caught Bronchitis from Derek so they’re having quite a time of it just now.

I’m glad Les has got a ship, I’ll look up the records and get her history if it’s possible, though she may not be listed, however we’ll see.

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3.

Hope he does get a chance to see Ron, he certainly would be surprised.

Tell David we’re trying to wangle Xmas leave but I’ll see him before then, our leave is due about Nov.1st.

Well I can't think of any more to say just now so I'll close and drop you a line later.

Cheers for now.

Your loving Son.

Ken xxxxx xxxxx

David xxxxx xxxxx

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Citation

K Gill, “Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35713.

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