Letter to Jean Welland from Jack Darby

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Title

Letter to Jean Welland from Jack Darby

Description

He writes that he has received several letters on the same day. He is working as a sorter in the camp post office.

Creator

Date

1943-05-18

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Language

Format

One handwritten sheet and airgraph envelope

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Identifier

EDarbyCAHWellandJ430518-0001, EDarbyCAHWellandJ430518-0002

Transcription

airgraph
[postmark] POSTAGE 11 JUN 1943 PAID [/postmark]
[inserted] 18-5-43 [/inserted]

[page break]

The address is to be printed in CAPITAL letters as large as possible, but wholly within the panel alongside [symbol]

MISS J. WELLAND, 7, QUEENS DRIVE, SURBITON, SURREY, ENGLAND
14.

The address is to be the same as for an ordinary letter.

031344

No snapshots, seals or stickers of any kind are to be attached and no enclosure is permitted

Please [two indecipherable words] on other side
The message should be written very clearly.

[italics] Sender's Name and Address [/italics]

927893. [indecipherable letters] Darby.
31. R.A.F. Depot
Moncton. N. B.
Canada.

18.5.43.

Dear Jean,

Have just received letter 5, [indecipherable word] 6 & 8, all on the same day, was a nice surprise, of course am rather overwhelmed with various remarks and so forth that I must reply to them later by letter, there's several things that I can't let slip, however have seen S.O.S. for elastic so I will see what I can find in Moncton. At the moment have got a more or less permanent job, its sorter in the post office – no they've got a chap who licks all the loose stamps, its quite interesting, of course with low cunning I've managed to sort the D's so I get my mail pretty quick, have found it fairly easy but rather tiring. the filing system alone is colossal as every airman who passes through the station has a card. Well, must pack up now, who said I didn't number my mail, have you reached 14 yet?

Cheerio take care of yourself.

Yours Jack.

Citation

Jack Darby, “Letter to Jean Welland from Jack Darby,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39543.

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