Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

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Title

Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

Description

Still waiting to find out if he would get any leave. Catches up with family/friends news. Writes of not feeling well and speculates on causes. Continues to catch up with home news and gossip.

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Date

1944-11-07

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Three page handwritten letter

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SGillK1438901v30053

Transcription

[Royal Air Force badge]

OFFICERS' MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
[deleted] SYERSTON, [/deleted] WOODHALL SPA
[deleted] NEWARK, [/deleted] LINCS.
[deleted] NOTTS, [/deleted] Nov. 7th/44.

Dear mum & dad.

Hello again sorry I've not written for a while but we did think we were getting leave then we went away for a few days and we couldn't write.

We've expected leave since we came back but so far nothing definite has turned up so we'll have to go on waiting a bit longer.

Vera says you've had news of Les lately though no doubt there'll be your news on the way to me.

I was wondering what he would be doing on his 20th. birthday but I couldn't think clearly, visions of

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piles of dirty crockery, suits to press and buttons to clean kept floating across my eyes, still he seems happy enough and that's the main thing whatever job he's doing.

I cant think what's wrong with me these days, I keep getting pains in my tummy and feel sick and headachy and my legs go like water and the sight of food turns me over inside; maybe it's the food here that's different and the irregular mealtimes that's doing it, whatever it is it's a nuisance I daren't stray far from a lavatory most days either. Well those are my troubles related, have you any that's worrying you?

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or is everybody fit and well, apart from dads fibritis and mum's rheumatics and wheezy chest.

How's the villain getting along at school these days hope he's coming along all right and not fighting too much.

Vera tells me our little villain has started his baby-talk and has grown up quite a lot. I tell her it sounds as if we hav'nt [sic] a baby anymore and she says I wouldn't think so if I could see him dancing up and down.

Well I think that's all for now so I'll close and hope to see you soon

Cheerio for now.
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 June 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35714.

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