Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes that he is back on Tiree and reminds friends that he told them his leave was cancelled. He states that this recent move had curtailed his plans for a great night out in Inverness. He concludes with some banter. The letter has been opened and signed by censor.</p>




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Envelope and four page handwritten letter


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28 MAR 42

[postage stamp]

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

[inserted] EXAMINER 1,679 51-5628 [/Inserted]
[RAF Censor stamp with indecipherable censor signature]

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[inserted] P.C.90 OPENED BY [/inserted]

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1384535. LAC. Lamprey.
Hut L6.
RAF. Station. Tiree
[underlined] Argyllshire. [/underlined].

Thursday. [underlined] 26th [underlined]

Dear Uncle Bill – Others.

Just in case you should feel like raising three hearty cheers over the above address, I might point out that I shall be getting leave at some future date and too much hilarity is likely to have repercussions. Either the postal services have gone to pot, or, there is a dumb cluck who doesn't read my letters. I wrote and told you that for the time being my leave was off - and here is a letter to hand

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asking me to make arrangements.

We are - as you can see - back in this island paradise. This time for how long - we don't know. At the present moment it is only supposed to be for a fortnight but you can never tell. So far we have been so busy that the lull in the letters is unavoidable. Even now the news is very little. I am still fit - not that you care a damn. I am brassed off - and you care a damn sight less. If by any chance Brother George should once again start his blood and sand epic of Salonika I think I can shove one up his spout that will keep him quiet for the duration.

They tore me away, for the second

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time, [corrected] from [/corrected] Inverness, just as I had a whale of a time all lined up. Bags of going to town - bags of lovely dates - bags under the eyes next morning. The rest will do me good, with a bit of luck I shall return fit enough to get thoroughly dissipated in time for my leave.
You said that Bill Smith was writing to me but so far I have heard sweet F.A. from him. He - as myself - is very likely too busy winning this war to bother about telling other people how to run the show. You never mention Herbert these days. Is he still holding down balloons in London or has he finally taken the plunge and
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I got a smashing cake from Wyn and Kitty this week and a certain person was mentioned but I will not mention the name in case any-one in the chapel should get curious.
There is nothing much I can write about - even Mr. Hunt can rest in peace for this letter. Give my love to all and I will try and write again over the weekend.
Best of Luck
I should write to Inverness in case I move quick.
[undecipherable] censor signature [/undecipherable]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 27, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6592.

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