Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes that his last operation was to a ‘tunnel’ and was a ‘piece of cake’. He reports his skipper is laid up ill and complains about the weather.




Three page handwritten letter


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R.A.F. Ludford Magna.
Market Rasen

[underlined] Sunday. [/underlined]

[deleted] Darling [/deleted]
Dear Unk.
Having borrowed Doug’s paper for the last few mornings you will have noticed that there have been no evening classes these last few nights. The last one I attended was held at a tunnel and was a piece of cake, but since then life has flowed in a pleasant backwater and the noise of war is stilled. Having nothing to write about you will realise that this letter will necessarily be rather brief. I could of course write about my wild doings in the local town but should hate to shock old Sam – something which is hardly possible in a normal

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way. We are rather unlucky in as much as the Skipper has been whipped into dock with a tempeture [sic] (that bloody word looks wrong but I daresay I shall hear from Hunty if it is).

We have been enjoying the start of the old English winter in this part of the world and spend our waking hours wading. What with [deleted] gea [/deleted] getting soaked by day while about our normal work and soaked at night for pleasure I would feel more at home on a sponge than a bed.

Since returning from leave we have managed to make our way into town on a few occasions but we have, so far, behaved ourselves. As soon as all the crew are fit however, we hope to stop all that nonsense and go town in our old way.

You might tell the old editor of the Royal that so far the

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Intelligence Officer hasn’t given me permission to write any articles for publication but I am writing to see a big shot who is due to come back off leave shortly.

Sorry for the brevity but will endeavour to write again in a day or two.
All the best
[underlined] Pete. [/underlined]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6550.

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