Letter from Peter Lamprey to his Auntie



Letter from Peter Lamprey to his Auntie


Pete Lamprey writes from Royal Air Force Ludford Magna that letter writing might be more infrequent now and briefly describes his new camp. He mentions that he will not be able to write about what he is doing.




Two page handwritten letter


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Sgts. Mess. [sic]
RAF. Ludford Magna.
Market Rasen
[underlined] Lincolnshire. [/underlined]

Dear Auntie,
If you think I have got time to print my letters from now on you are more than a little mistaken. From now on it is taking me all my time to keep alive. From now on I am afraid the letters will be more or less very short notes. From now on, what I don’t write about you will have to guess.

This place is in the hands of the builders (?) and we live more or less in the wild state. As usual we are miles from any civilised habitation

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although one of the aforementioned C.H. visited certainly sells the right stuff and when we do get time off there are decent arrangements made to get us to and from.

As you will realise there is nothing I can write about, where we go or what we do, what the weather is like, if any and the other news that you are not in the least bit interested in.

I hope everything is still running fine and fair. Remember me to Archie and I hope he soon gets back to his usual health. No doubt the chapel will do a bit of bitching at my writing but it doesn’t worry me so keep your mind above the naval [sic].
All the best

[underlined] Pete. [/underlined]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to his Auntie,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 29, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6537.

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