Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

ELampreyPGuntonW420820.pdf

Title

Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton

Description

Peter Lamprey writes complaining that post has been held up but that he has at last received his posting to the next step in training.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-20

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Envelope and three page handwritten letter

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ELampreyPGuntonW420820

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Envelope

Inverness
20 Aug
1942.

[postage stamp]

MR. W. GUNTON.
MACHINE ROOM.
WATERLOO AND SONS. LTD.
TWYFORD ABBEY ROAD.
PARK ROYAL.
NW10 LONDON.

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[RAF Crest]

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1384535. LAC. LAMPREY
SIGNALS SECTION.
HQ. 14 GROUP.
RAF. [underlined] INVERNESS [/underlined]

RX11DAY.

My friend etc.

I have been sold down the river on numerous occasions but – believe me, the smooth way you perishers do it has got Mr. A. Hitler looking like a bloody amatuer[sic]. When I write – I am not getting at anybody. When I don’t write – I am forgetting you. Listen. For the love of Pete – tell me what you want and then get someone else to do it. And another thing – you’ve got the belly to talk about me writing to other people. Remember you are still about ten letters behind. When you catch up you

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can start peeping but until then just take your turn in the queue.

Usually I start my letters in a spirit of duty and pleasure but I am afraid pleasure has rather come out on top and hence the temporary hold up in the mail. Since starting this epistle I have had news. I have got my posting on the last lap of my course at last. The fact has given my prospective a right hander and I dont [sic] suppose I shall be seeing you for quite a few months. This will be no hardship to me but I dont [sic] know how you people are going to stand it.

Seeing that I have quite a bit of work to get under my belt before I can leave I am parking this. You can bind as much

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you like but for all I care you can burn.

I will write as soon as I get to Y. Remember me to everyone.

Best of it.

Pete.

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Citation

Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6601.

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