Letter to Ronnie Abbott from Ham

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Letter to Ronnie Abbott from Ham

Description

He apologises for not having written before but is pleased that Abdul (Ronnie) is again fit to fly. He reports that Freddie is in Switzerland and is doing well.

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Date

1948-05-26

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One double sided handwritten sheet and envelope

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EHamJIAbbottER480526-0001, EHamJIAbbottER480526-0002, EHamJIAbbottER480526-0003, EHamJIAbbottER480526-0004

Transcription

[Postmark] Aylesbury Bucks. 9.15am 27 May 1948

[Postage stamp]

F/LT. Abbott
Adjutant,
R.A.F. Station
Swinderby
Nr. Lincoln
Lincs.

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F/ [missing initial] Ham.
Halton House
Wendover
Bucks.

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STATION : WENDOVER
Tel. : WENDOVER 2333/2334

OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
HALTON HOUSE,
AYLESBURY,
BUCKS.

26.5.48
Dear Abdul,
I do feel a wretch not having written to you before this, but please forgive me as writing is not my forte. However, I keep hearing about you from various sources and am more than pleased that the [indecipherable word] is so satisfactory.
It was a pity that the line was so very bad when you rang up; I could hardly hear a word you said. I expect you are [indecipherable word] that you have a flying [indecipherable word] again; it really is a practical demonstration that the service really neads [sic] the old Abdul and that he is [indecipherable word] fit to cope.

Audrey Guy was up on a social visit a week ago. She is very fit and it was grand to see her. She is now employed as a Dental Receptionist and seems to be quite happy and [indecipherable word]. Psychologically she was a new person with a cheerful, happy and self confident

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Outlook and this pleased me as much as her physical well being.

As you will probably have heard from Sister Dawson Freddie is now in [indecipherable words]. have heard from her [decipherable word] times and, although she was not happy at first, all seems well and she is getting quite fat and loving the complete change of environment. She will probably come back for her final boarding.

Well my service days are probably nearly over since I am due for release in July and go for 12 days leave at the end of next week. I say probably because I have been expecting a half wing the last 2 months and if it comes through I may decide to stay on for 6 months. This also depends of course on my success or failure to get a suitable appointment under the new Health Service [indecipherable mark] to be decided on interviews whilst on leave.

Must close now but will always be very pleased to hear from you all about ‘Abduls World’
Best wishes
John [indecipherable initial] Ham

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Citation

JI Ham, “Letter to Ronnie Abbott from Ham,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/45324.

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