Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

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Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

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Peter Lamprey writes that he is now officially in the Royal Air Force. He passed his aircrew medical. He is stationed in Blackpool North Shore and will not be getting any leave soon.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Two page handwritten letter

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ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-06

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c/o MRS. BAILEY.
42 HAWTHORNE ROAD.
[underlined] BLACKPOOL. N.S. [/underlined]
[underlined] FRIDAY [/underlined]

Dear Bill.
We have at last officially joined the R.A.F. They have done everything to us this last few days [sic] bar put us in family way and having been inoculated I feel as if they might even have done that. There are many ways of spending time away from the firm that seem a lot better than this and as they are putting us on intensive training next week and packing a four months [sic] course into seven weeks the future looks dark. We have had another air-crew medical and again I passed fit although this one was a lot stiffer than any other I have been through. If you could only see the thousands of R.A.F. chaps up here you would think war

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was a [sic] good as won. This end of the town, North Shore, is all flying crews and where the hell they will get planes for them all beats me. Still a gunners [sic] combat life is only 1¾ hours so they are always moving along. The possibility of leave until you are posted to squadron is very remote and is unheard of under six months so you will have to jog along without seeing my pan for a long while if you can. If you cant [sic] you had better arrange an outing for the boys to Blackpool and spend the day up here. Let me know if any more of the lads have had the call to arms and as soon as I shift billets I will let you know. This should be my address for about a month or so but you can’t tell really as they haven’t got a deputy-father to look after things. Remember me to everyone
Best of luck
Pete.

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Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 19, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6242.

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