Letter from Ian Hay to his grandmother

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Title

Letter from Ian Hay to his grandmother

Description

Thanks her for cakes and asks her to send him his encyclopaedia of wireless. Comments on good weather and being confined to camp over not handing in pass. Catches up with news and mentions a pilot who had been killed.

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Date

1940-04-11

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Photocopy of two page handwritten letter and envelope

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SFieldPL907804v10042

Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]

906233. A.C.2. Hay. I.
Hut Y.42.
‘A’ Sqdn: 2 Wing,
R.A.F. Yatesbury,
Nr Calne,
Wilts.

11/[deleted] 10 [/deleted] 4/40.

Dear Granny,

Thankyou for the letter & cakes, they were very nice, but could you vary them each time so I don’t know what is coming?

Also could you please send along the encyclopaedia of wireless, which you gave me; it will come in very useful now, & help me out on several points.

There isn’t much news here – the weather is very nice, but last week or rather last Friday to Tuesday, I was C.C. (confined to camp) for not handing my pass in after Easter leave. A trivial thing & not much to worry about, except I couldn’t go out last Sunday, when the weather was grand.

I had a card from Sheila to-day [deleted] for [/deleted]

[page break]

written in the train so I could hardly read it. There wasn’t much on it anyhow!

I really can’t think of anything more, except I heard from Daddy that Devoto, the pilot who took me up last June, has just been killed.

Very best love

[underlined] Ian. [/underlined]

[postmark] [postage stamp]

Miss F. Hay,
Coruisk,
Cookham,
Nr Maidenhead,
Berks.

Citation

I Hay, “Letter from Ian Hay to his grandmother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/37225.

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