Letter from Ron Gill to Ken, Vera and Derek

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Letter from Ron Gill to Ken, Vera and Derek

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Catches up with family news and mentions a recent operation that Ken took part in on a battleship and noted he was back on operations with a famous squadron. The only famous one he knew was 12. Noted that he would be very busy.

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Date

1944-12-18

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One page handwritten letter form

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SGillK1438901v30060

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MAKE SURE THAT THE ADDRESS IS WRITTEN IN LARGE BLOCK LETTERS IN THE PANEL ABOVE

Write the address in large BLOCK letters in the panel below.
The address must NOT be typewritten.

[three rubber stamps]

To:- MR & MRS. K. GILL,
23 SYCAMORE AVE,
HALTON,
LEEDS
YORKS
ENGLAND.

944762

Write the message very plainly below this line 18-12-44

Sender's Name & Address - 1146590 [indecipherable letters] GILL R. 159 M.U. [two indecipherable words]

Dear Ken & Vera & Derek.

Thank you very much for your Xmas [indecipherable word] they came a little early but that is far better than them being late isn't it.

The young villain seems to be doing fine from all accounts. I always have a short [indecipherable word] about him in the letters from home, they certainly think the world of him & I'm glad they do, but then who wouldn't. I did hear something about a raid in a battle ship, in which you took part, so I took it that you were back on ops again. You say it is a famous squadron that you are with. Well the only famous one I know of is No. 12. & I didn't think you’re with that are you. you'll remember that 12 is the one I was on hence its fame.

I suppose you chaps are having plenty of work these days what with all those targets you keep bombing. I can't understand how the Germans are putting up with it; the only reason I can think is that the authorities have too tight a hold. Any way I'll have to close so Cherrio

Lots of love to all Ron [kisses]

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R Gill, “Letter from Ron Gill to Ken, Vera and Derek,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35854.

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