Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey catches up with friend and mentions that he hopes to be posted south soon.




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Envelope and four page handwritten letter


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Mr. W. Gunton.
Waterlow and Sons. Ltd.
Twyford Abbey Road.
Park Royal.
London. N.W.10.

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[RAF Crest]

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[RAF Crest]

HQ. 14 Group
RAF. [underlined] Inverness [/underlined]

[underlined] Friday [/underlined].

Dear Uncle Bill and others.

This is going to shake the rats nest rotten. Instead of printing a nice long letter I am just rushing off a few lines to stop a load of moans about you never hear from me.

At the moment I am rather busy on this war business and have no time to indulge in fanciful flights. As you will see – if you are still capable of doing any strenuous work – I have arrived back at this haven of rest and contentment. Since landing

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I have hardly had time to much less saunter into town and go on the belt.

From the terrific applause I got from my last epistle I should think I forgot to address it. If you come any more cracks about being two letters up I shall refer you to this bleak period.

If you send me Bill’s address next time you find a spare bit of paper I’ll drop him a line and give the army some gen on how to a stay out of trouble. This information will I in no way impart to “old ivory”. One thing about his (Moloneys’) false teeth is that he has got something to stay in his head at

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[RAF Crest]

[underlined] 3. [/underlined]


Having returned to life I shall make a valiant attempt to re-establish contact with my friends. I shall also write to you occasionally. Mr Hunt can also look forward to being dealt with and as for brother George, I might even stir another letter from that [deleted] undecipherable [/deleted] inexhaustible store of fairy tales.

I hope to be posted south shortly and then my pseudo-friends – attention will be paid to all who have slighted me – cheered my misfortunes and generally praised my incarceration as the finest thing the RAF have done this year.

I believe I have already thanked

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Everyone for the fags and books but in case I have overlooked this I thank you again.

Tell me if you can understand. [sic] this letter only if you would like me to print the nest I know what to do. Remind Dave to get in early and not over do things. Not that he needs the second bit of advice.

Remember me to all at home.

Love and kisses x


P.S. If half the chapel can’t read this letter its [sic] the fault of the education authorities – not mine.



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6571.

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