Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon



Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon


Writes that he has been very busy and asks how Rosser is getting on. Comments on girl friends/partners. Mentions how he was on standby for 1000 raids but was not called for which he though was just as well as two of his friends were lost (Cologne and Essen). Mentions upcoming leave and plans to go to Oxford to see him. Thanks him for his letter and news.




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Five page handwritten letter and envelope


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[inserted] [indecipherable word] LETTERS [/inserted]

[postmark] 12 JLY 1942

F/Sgt. L.V. Rosser, 745193,
Sgt's Mess, R.A.F.,
Chipping Warden
Nr. Banbury.

[inserted] Maurice Moon [/inserted]

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F/Sgt. M. Moon 937318
Sgt's. Mess, R.A.F.,

Saturday July 11

Dear Vic

I am awfully sorry to have been so long in writing and hope that you will excuse me on the grounds of being overworked. We have been pretty busy of late, now that we are up to full strength and have showers of "goons" passing through our hands.

How you are getting along with the old Ansons? or are you on "Wimpys" now? Personally I should feel much happier in a Wimpy than in an Anson when in the immediate vicinity of balloons, and I understand how sprog navigators must often get you there.

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I was glad to learn that Pamela and yourself are keeping so well, and I do hope that the position has not changed any.

Pam is rather fortunate in securing a position with the Ministry of Food as it is almost sure to be a permanently reserved occupation. And you are lucky too, you old dog.

I was standing by for the 1,000 raids but the dirty blighters didn't call me. I say that I was standing by, but actually it wasn't until over a week after the raids that I was informed that my name had been sent to H.Q. as a potential wireless operator to be invited to the banquet.

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However, as I say, it was not to be, nor for you either. Personally I should have loved to have gone, but then if we had taken part may'be we should not be writing and reading this letter.

Two of my old chums of pre-war days went down, one on Cologne and the other on Essen.

I am starting fourteen days leave on the nineteenth of this month, a week tomorrow, and I should like very much to come down to Oxford for a day or two. If you can get any time off during the fourteen days following the nineteenth will you let me know so that I can come down at the same time.

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In any case, tell me as soon as poss that I may come and see you, and we can always have at least one night out.

I have to put my pass in to the C.O. today, and in order to wangle a warrant to Oxford I have taken the liberty of putting your folk's address as my leave address. I do hope that neither they nor yourself will be annoyed about this.

It is most unlikely that I should be recalled, but in the event of that happening perhaps they wouldn't mind sending a wire to my home address.

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It is unfortunate that I haven't had more time to suggest this plan earlier, but I only found out today that my leave would commence next week end.

Many thanks to Pamela and yourself for your good wishes, and just before closing I want to say how much I appreciate your letter "concerning Pamela and yourself." I always want to be hearing of you two; how [inserted] you [/inserted] are, and how the world is treating you, so please drop me a few lines occasionally with the gen.

Hoping to learn very soon how you view my intended visit, I remain,
Your old pal

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[inserted] ETTERS [/inserted]


M Moon, “Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 15, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36649.

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