Letter from Kenneth Gill to his wife

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Letter from Kenneth Gill to his wife

Description

Thanks her for recent letter. Writes that he was now doing daylight operations during which he felt safe as they were well protected. Catches up with family news and gossip. Hopes he might manage to get home. Mentions he was out celebrating but did not say reason.

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Date

1944-12-15

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Three page handwritten letter

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SGillK1438901v30057

Transcription

R.A.F. STATION
WOODHALL SPA
LINCOLNSHIRE
DEC. 15th./44.
Telephone Woodhall 2195

Darling Heart,

Your letter was waiting for me sweetheart when I got back today, it’s good to see your familiar writing showing above the letter rack.

Yes sweetheart we do daylight 'ops' now, in fact we do anything that comes along day or night.

I've changed my mind about them now, you don't feel half so scared when you can see what's going on and we're always well protected one way and another. I quite enjoy the countryside it's quite different from ours over here.

Glad you managed the cards darling

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they're very good arn't they?

You certainly did well at the sale dear, they ought to hold more of them don't you think.

Don't worry about my laundry darling I'll be able to manage alright if you leave it until washday.

Have you any gen about the wedding? it sounds as if it may be at home with mum making the cake; I'm hoping to be there darling .

I'm afraid Xmas this year will be rather dull dear unless I can manage to get home, but up to now there doesn't seem any chance, still we'll have to wait and see.

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Tonight we've been out celebrating, nothing much in particular but you'll have heard about it by now I expect.

You can use as many coupons as you like darling, I don't think I shall be needing many before the next book is due.

Glad you've managed to write to Canada dear, they'll be thrilled with the photographs I know.

So Derek is a tinker eh! well I suppose all lads are but he'll calm down.

The cheque will help to tide you over the holidays darling.

That's all for now, keep well & smiling.

Your Loving Hubby Ken [kisses]
Derek [kisses]

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Citation

K Gill, “Letter from Kenneth Gill to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35722.

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