Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon



Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon


Writes about shopping to get kitted out. Mentions that he enjoyed meeting Vic in York. Mentions exhibiting in his new uniform. Asks his love to be passed on and that he was looking forward to an early return to Oxford. Sends best wishes.




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Four page handwritten letter and envelope


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Warrant Officer L.V. Rosser,
Royal Air Force,
Chipping Warden,
Nr. Banbury.

[inserted] Maurice Moon [/inserted]

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Pilot Officer M. Moon,
12, Coatsworth Road,
Gateshead, 8,
Co. Durham.

Monday April 19.

Dear Old Vic,

Just a few lines to say thank you for your letter and to let you know that the old [indecipherable word] has been confirmed. I am on leave getting kitted out and having a very busy time dashing around shopping. It's all very exciting and I get a kick out of going into shops and producing a huge sheaf of clothing coupons. Unfortunately the amount of cash I can produce is strictly limited, but after all that is a minor detail.

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I enjoyed those few short hours in York Vic. Yes I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of it. I feel that it is so good to see you. You evidently feel the same and yet we are a couple of mutts and allow such long periods of time between our meetings

We shall have to make sure that we can get together more often in the future. It's so bloody good for us.

I had been harbouring an idea about nipping down to Chippy Foo some time this week but my sister (it's perfectly true) has some ideas about the week end at Seahouses. I think she wants to exhibit me in my new uniform.

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Please give my love to Pam and my most sincere thanks for the way in which I was looked after so nicely. I seemed to feel at home immediately with her people and that isn't quite usual with me.

I guess that I should have married the girl.

I am looking forward to an early return to Oxford and the pleasure of meeting your own folk again. So when I write sometime in the near future asking if I may come and visit, please say "that'll be O.K. old cock".

Please give my best wishes to Alan, he's a good scout.

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Well I'm off round to the old club to get tanked up a bit so I'll sign off.

Cheerio Vic. Good luck & God bless.

Your old pal


M Moon, “Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36651.

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