Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-42.pdf

Title

Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton
‘Last Letter’

Description

Peter Lamprey writes about returning from leave and waiting for his next mission. The letter was annotated ‘Last Letter’.

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Format

Three page handwritten letter

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ELampreyPGuntonW[Date]-42

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[inserted] LAST LETTER [/inserted]

R.A.F. Ludford Magna
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire.

Dear Unk and others.

Once more the tumult and turmoil of war surrounds me and I am slowly recuperating from my leave. For the “Royal” that has just arrived I send my thanks as well as for the letter you forgot to enclose. By the time this letter reaches you, the festive season will have passed its peak and you will be lying, gorged and sated with overeating, behind the folder.

Things have, since we returned

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[underlined] 2. [/underlined]

been just too too [sic] divine and any talk of flying is liable to cause a few burst blood-vessels. We are hoping against hope that we shall turn out to be one of this wars [sic] forgotten legions. What with the things I have in hand and the things I have in mind, a six-month truce would just about enable me to get level.

The train back only ran two and a half hours late, so it looks as if the LNER are already looking forward to their normal peacetime schedule. I got back just in time to have the bar closed in my face and

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[underlined] 3. [/underlined]

crawled into my pit famished with drink starvation.

I hope the people I missed on my flying visit will accept my appologies [sic] and I hope to remedy the mistake on my next visit. Other than what I have written I don’t know anything more of interest to let you know. Should I by accident get mixed up in another informal visit to our German cousins I will let you have the usual tale.

Thanks for the good show on the 14th.
All the best.
[underlined] Pete.[/underlined]

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Citation

Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6552.

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