Letter to Jack Darby's Wife

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Title

Letter to Jack Darby's Wife

Description

Jack writes thanking her for her letter. He might be getting a 48 hour pass and he discusses how they could meet in London.

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Date

1945-08-23

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Two handwritten sheets and an envelope

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EDarbyCAHDarbyJ450823-0001, EDarbyCAHDarbyJ450823-0002, EDarbyCAHDarbyJ450823-0003

Transcription

[postmark] [postage stamp]

[inserted] 23-8-45. [/inserted]

Mrs Darby,
7, Queens Drive
Surbiton
Surrey

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F/O C. Darby, 154676.
No 2 Officers Mess RAF Station
Burn,
Nr Selby
Yorks.

Thursday.

My darling,

Just a few lines to thank you for your letter received Tuesday and also to say that I doubt if we shall get a 48 hour pass this weekend as we have been detailed for the [deleted letters] Station Commanders parade on Saturday morning, anyway we should be able to get away about 12 o/c so we shall be home about 7 o/c, I will come up to Queens Drive if you like or you can meet me and go on to Claygate, in any case I shall probably ring you [deleted] at [/deleted] from Waterloo if I can get through.

When you mentioned in your letter that you were thinking of

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of me at 12 o/c, at that time I was still in the train at Kings Cross so the train left 17 minutes later.

We have’nt been doing much here, have played cricket once, been to the pictures and today should have gone farming but we got down there and the farmer wanted us to pick peas at 2/- a bag of 40 lbs so we decided the N.C.O.s needed the money more than us, ([indecipherable word)] anyhow it would have cost me more than that for [indecipherable word] to [indecipherable word] on my back.

I hope to ring you up tonight but if I can't get through I'll know you have some idea what is happening when you receive this letter.

Well, cheerio darling, am looking forward very much to the weekend, take care of yourself,

All my love darling

your loving husband

Jack

Citation

Jack Darby, “Letter to Jack Darby's Wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39536.

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