Letter to Ronnie Abbott from Malcolm

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Letter to Ronnie Abbott from Malcolm

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He tells Abdul (Ronnie) that he has been flying around. He asks after his wife, Dolly and the children.

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1947-09-22

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[Postage Stamp]

[underlined] P.R.C. [/underlined]
[underlined] Watsralt [/underlined]
[Underlined] Polish Department [/underlined]

S/Lr E.R. Abbott. D.S.O., D.F.M.,
14, Carline Road,
Lincoln.
[underlined]

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[R.A.F. Crest]

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[R.A.F. Crest]

OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
WHITE WALTHAM,
Nr. MAIDENHEAD,
BERKSHIRE.

TELEPHONE: MAIDENHEAD 2300-4.

22nd September, 1947.

My dear Abdul,

Many thanks for your letter of the 3rd September. I was very glad to have your news and to learn that you have been getting about a bit. You must have had a very good time over the water: somewhat different to the last time, I’ll bet !!!!

Things with me are fairly good. I have been getting in the odd hour or two in this job which I didn’t have in my previous place. Last week I was caught at Turnhouse by the weather: but had a good look around and managed to come back via Hucknall and so had the week-end at home.

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There is a W/C here by name of Fewtrell who you will no doubt remember. We had a good natter when I met him - talking about the old Hampden and things.

This promotion business leaves a good deal to be desired, you know. Not that it may mean anything to me personally - there are lots of people who are not really in the running for one reason or another: at least that is how it would appear. This is mainly due to the fact that promulgation of their acceptance of E.S.C. or P.C. has not found its way into the Gazette. I think mine should be in by now but I have not seen the slip.
I have done over one year of the seven and it is high time that it was published. The last promotion lists [overtyped] had a note to the effect that there were some vacancies left for those who were to be promulgated in the Gazette after April, 1947 and so we go on hoping and still hoping.

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I sincerely hope that yours will come about just [overtyped] as soon as they know that you are back in full circulation again.

Please excuse all the over-typing: it is rather chilly here this morning and the old gift has not come up to a good standard yet.

Hope all is well with Dolly and the infants. And all at the old Bull too.

Take great Care Abdul,

All best wishes

[underlined] Malcolm [/underlined]

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Malcolm, “Letter to Ronnie Abbott from Malcolm,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/45322.

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