Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon

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Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon

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Writes from RAF El Ballah, Egypt. Mentions letter had been finally been received from Vic. Catches up with news. Envious that Rosser was going back to old job and wished he could have the opportunity to fly with him. Describes a little of life in Egypt.

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1944-07-08

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Handwritten air mail letter form

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EMoonMRosserLV440708

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[postmark and postage stamp]
BY AIR MAIL AIR MAIL LETTER CARD
IF ANYTHING IS ENCLOSED THIS CARD WILL BE SENT BY ORDINARY MAIL

[inserted] Maurice Moon [/inserted]

MR. L.V. ROSSER,
30 OATLANDS ROAD,
OXFORD,
ENGLAND.

[inserted] M Moon [/inserted]

[page break]

This "privilege" Air Mail Letter Card will not be censored in units but will be impressed with the unit censor stamp.

The contents are liable to examination at the Base.
The following certificate must be signed by the writer:-

[italics] I certify on my honour that the contents of this "privilege" Air Mail Letter Card refer to nothing but private and family matters. [/italics]

Signature } M. Moon.
Name only }

[stamped] R.A.F. CENSOR 843 [/stamped]

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F/Lt. A.E.M. Moon 142905
R.A.F. Station,
Ballah, M.E.F.

Saturday July 8 1944

Deav Vic

at last the great day has come and the M rack here has been graced with the most welcome appearance of your letter. This is the first I have heard from you directly since our little farewell party in York. I was feeling worried fearing that perhaps I had put up some dreadful block. However now that your letter is here I feel reassured because if I had in any way misbehaved I know you would have told me so. Thank you for writing Vic.

It is good to learn that both Pam and yourself are well and taking life as it comes. Now that you have a wee home of your own I should like to repeat the toast I offered when you [inserted] were [/inserted] first married because now it has become effective. And so with all my heart I repeat "long mae yer [indecipherable word] reek". Remember what it meant?

I feel horribly envious of you in going back to the old job and I do wish that I could have the opportunity to fly with you.

Life out here is not too bad. It is of course damned hot just now, but I manage to do a spot of swimming almost every afternoon and through this I manage to keep reasonably cool. I miss the long foaming jugs of ale more than anything else, and oh boy will I make a beast of myself when I get back home (when).

I indulged in a spot of leave about three months ago and I feel ready for another do right now. I think I shall go up to Alexandria again, it's a pretty wizard place.

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2/

There is a reasonable amount of beer available here and I know one little joint where I can always get a bottle of Coates' Gin. The food is indescribable and the girls are pretty and obliging. What more could any man ask?

I am sitting in my office writing this. The temperature is 108° in the shade. The confounded [inserted] fan [/inserted] keeps on blowing this sheet of paper away and mosquitoes are gnawing at my ample person. But still I feel right on top of the world. I am glad you wrote old man. Do it again some time. Give my love to Pam and all at 139. I send my very very best wishes to you Vic. Good luck to you always and may God bless you ever.

Your's Aye
Maurice.

P.S. I don't intend to wait for a reply before writing again. M.

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M Moon, “Letter to L V Rosser from Maurice Moon ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36654.

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