Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes that he is beginning to like Royal Air Force Inverness and then several comments catching up with friends. He concludes by requesting any old books and magazines be sent for his fellow servicemen to read.





Two page handwritten letter


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1384535. A.C.2. Lamprey.
Signals Section.
H.Q. 14 group. RAF.

Dear Bill - one and all.

In your snug little cribs – the horrors and hard-ships of war are tales that only reach you [deleted] indecipherable letter [/deleted] when, by superhuman efforts, a caravan gets through from the far mot. [sic] Here, my friends, once again comes news from afar. News that will distress you and cause sackcloth and ashes to be the garb for many a moon. I am settling down and beginning to like the place. This, after the epistles I have written, might seem like a retreat, but is in fact, no more than a strategic withdrawal to straighten my lines and find something else to moan about. That it is also a means of playing for time can be judjed [sic] by the fact that things are still the same.

I was glad to receive the letters from my old friends. I also got one from Eddy Hunt. You might tell eddy I have thought better of joining forces with him. That idea struck me in a moment of dire misery when all hope was dead still, thanks for the letter Eddy, thats [sic] four of the

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straw about them. But I really do want to get out for a night with the boys next time. My memory of the last evening spent with Moloney is still fresh. We drank all night, he spent a couple of hours and stood around. If the RAF can get some service out of him it will be about all.

Remember me to my friends the engineers etc. also the OPA’s. Remember me as well to my friends’ [sic] in the chapel - all four. If anyone feels upset about anything I have said – I’m glad. Keep your nose clean and never spit into the wind. Kiss “Rusty” for me.

Best of luck

P.S. Tell Brother George – they still use bows and arrows, the kids I mean.

P.P.S. If any of the boys have any old books, magazines etc. The herberts [sic] up here would appreciate them, anything to read as a change from DRO’s.
Cheers [underlined] Pete. [/underlined]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6517.

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