Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes about an operation to Leipzig and that lack of funds reduced enjoyment of a recent night in town but this situation would be rectified next time.




Four page handwritten letter


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R.A.F Ludford Magna.
Market Rasen.
[underlined] Lincolnshire. [underlined]

[underlined] Sunday. [underlined]

Dear Unk etc others.
You will note with interest that I am foregoing my afternoon siesta to keep abreast of the flood of mail that has struck this war front. I extend the usual thanks for the Royal and letter but would like to point out that even Mr. Hunts [sic] threat to be in the “Harrow Tavern” will not deter me, as we are inured to facing grim things.

Since my last epistle we have spent a fairly quiet time and, for myself, only one invitation to

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a Bomber Command party. This one was held at Leipzig and was thoroughly enjoyed by all concerned except a few foreigners who were at home on the ground floor. Still I should imagine they have, by now, found enough bricks to finish their rockeries. That is if their rockeries are still there.

Other than the above, news is still [deleted] still [/deleted] conspicuous by its absence and it is a hard job to spin out a few words and make it look like a letter. The city lights beckoned last evening and I answered the appeal by gracing the town with my presence. A fairish time was had and but for the failure of currency would have

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developed into a memorable occasion. However we have rectified the account this morning and at any future date will be in a position that will enable us to do full justice to the matter under discussion. The promises that are being made in regard to the meeting to be held at the “H.T.” lead me to suppose that I had better put in a few nights [sic] hard practice.

Hope everyone is still in the best of health, although how anyone living in the lap of luxury can be otherwise. I not [sic] that Mr. Standivan is servicing planes and pray he may be permanently attached to Fighter Command. It will be less

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dangerous for us.

Remember me to all at home and will see you on Tuesday. 14th. Give my regards to all.
All the best.

[underlined] Pete. [/underlined]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6541.

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