Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes about his life training in the Royal Air Force including his busy schedule, his gratitude for the stamps and lack of leisure time.





Three-page handwritten document and envelope


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1384525. Lac. Lamprey. P.
Hut 1. Site 4.
RAF. Castle Kennedy
[underlined] Scotland. [/underlined]

Dear Unk etc.
Don’t thing for one minute that this is going to be one of the usual letters giving you the inside information of life in the RAF. Life is a bit too hectic these days to sit down and write a steady letter. When I get a few minutes [sic] spare, I get on my back and consider life from the one angle that is worth while [sic]. The big trouble is that spare minutes on this course are like free pints.
I think I shall get me a nice broken leg or something and have

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a decent lie in bed one of these fine days. We fly nearly all day and go to school at night. I am trying to learn about ten different things in my spare time and at the present moment am in a proper flat spin. If I get through this part of the course I shall need about six weeks leave to get over the binding I have had to do.

I received the letter – the Royal – the P.O and the stamps. Thanks a lot for all four and my regards to all the mob. I see the Three Stooges are having a taste of the good old RAF game of changing stations. One of these days there will be an airman who was left on his original station for more than a year. Then they will start a museum with him as the only one

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of his kind.
There is nothing I can write about in the short time I have. Things are just rolling along and we dont [sic] get any chance to visit town, so the fun and games are all off for a while. But – let them take the chains off for just a while and I shall lift some room and move a pub in its place.
This will have to do. Sorry for its brevity but will try again later.
All the best

[underlined] Pete. [/underlined]

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[postage stamp]

Mr. W. Gunton.
Machine Room
Waterlow and Sons Ltd.
Twyford Abbey Road
Park Royal. N. W. 10.

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[Reverse of envelope]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6246.

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