Letter from David George to his Sister



Letter from David George to his Sister


He writes about her new baby girl. Davis has been posted to Scampton and has had several operations over Europe. His quarters and food are good. He talks about friends and asks her to write.




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Four handwritten sheets and envelope


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[underlined] PLEASE FORWARD. [/underlined]
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Mrs E. Ganids
3g Beacon Ave,
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From:- 1796593 SGT GEORGE D.B.
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1796593 Sgt George DB
Sergeants mess
R.A.F. Scampton
Nr Lincoln.
Wed 3rd Jan ‘45
Dear Anne,
I am sending this to your home address as according to my probably inaccurate calculations you should be back there now, with your nice new baby daughter.
Congratulations Anne, I was so relieved when the wire arrived home when I was there for Christmas leave.
I tried to ring up Fielding Johnston but I was unable to get through owing to the conjestion [sic] due to the Christmas rush. It must have been a bit disappointing to have Father Christmas bring you a girl when you had your heart set on a boy, but
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[deleted] but [/deleted] when she grows up a bit and begins to look like Patricia you will I am sure have the nicest little family in Leicestershire.
As you will see I have moved to Scampton now, this is an operational dome [symbol] I have had the pleasure of visiting Eurohe on a couple of occasions. I like it very much here, we are billeted in married quarters [symbol] are very comfortable indeed, fires in the bed rooms [symbol] bags of hot water for baths [symbol] shaving.
The food too leaves nothing to be desired, usually we have a choice of three dishes for dinner, so you may gather we don’t do so badly at all.
My girl friend, you know Marjorie who I was forced to part with when
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I left Lindholme was asking for you in all her letters, she too is very fond of children, so who know I may be a family man myself one of these – I won’t say days but soon I hope, yes it is as serios as all that.
I had a good time at home over Christmas, managed to keep myself happy when not cateng [sic] [symbol] sleeping by having a few bottles of hiffey water, Elsie was quite chirpy on Christmas eve although probably she would be the last to admit it. Both she [symbol] Francis are getting along fine, especially Francis, she is quite a big girl, and gives my ego quite a lift by crying when I leave her. I am beginning to think I am no goats toe when it comes to entertaining the coming generation.
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Well Anne I don’t think I will draw this out any longer, please drop me a line as soon as convenient [symbol] let me know all about my latest niece. Cheerio for now, to a happy [symbol] prosperous new year.
Your loving Brother
[underlined] David [/underlined]


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