Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon



Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon


Apologises for taking so long to write and asks how things are with Vic. Mentions possible future meetings. Complains about his job and reminisces for old days and comments on returning to ops.




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Four page handwritten letter and envelope


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

[inserted] from Maurice Moon [/inserted]

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Pilot Officer M. Moon,
Officer's Mess, R.A.F,

Thursday July 15

Dear Vic

once again I must apologise for being so late in writing and hope that in your big-hearted way you might say "gee, tink nuthin of it son". I have been intending to write with each day that has passed for the last two months and each day I have put it off till tomorrow.

Well, how are you Dogsbody? still getting some in I hope (flying hours) and enjoying life to the full.

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I suppose that you will be about due for leave again and I have been wondering if you intended paying another visit to York. Don't forget if ever you are up in this part of the world, to let me know and I shall down tools and come running.

I am getting rather brassed off with this job of mine up here. I seem to have been standing talking to nice young blinded boys for a hundred years. I feel that everything I know is centuries out of date. I am in a rut, and try as I may, I just can't get out of it.

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I suppose that quite often you too experience a similar feeling and look back upon the old days with a certain amount of nostalgia.

If ever you do go back to the old life be sure to tell me and by hook or by crook I shall join up with you.

I suppose that your feelings will be guided to a certain extent by the fact that you are married to a very fine woman. If I were in a similar position no doubt I would feel inclined to lie in my rut and endeavour to enjoy it. Talking of your good wife, please give her my love.

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I must go about my duties as Orderly Officer, so for a little while, cheerio, good luck and God bless.

Your's till hope fall on stoney ground and perish.


P.S. please give my regards to all at 139, Alan in partic. M


M Moon, “Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36652.

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