Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes that he has very little free time as most of the time is spent flying.




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Envelope and four page handwritten document


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9 AM
10 FEB

[postage stamps]

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

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Sgt. Lamprey.
Sgts. Mess.
RAF. Hixon
[underlined] Stafford. [/underlined]

[underlined] Wednesday [/underlined]

Dear Bill etc.

Don’t think I am getting niggly but, the last time I heard from you was around about last Xmas – or near enough. Now don’t think for one moment I am binding but., [sic] if I don’t get something soon I shall have to presume you are missing, hoped etc.

We – us gallant air-crew – are suffering from a severe set-back to our plans at the present moment. They are making us fly, and no

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amount of pointing out that this idea was never contemplated when joining, will make them alter their ways. I have spent so much time off the deck lately that I have to think twice before I go to the bog as to whether I ought to take my ‘chute.

The weather has been lousy lately, clear skies and high cloud. We don’t seem to have enough winter lately, what we really want is a nice fall of snow – about nine foot deep – and then I might get a bit of bloody rest. Still it can’t last for ever and either

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the weather will break or I will.

News otherwise from here is nil or taboo so what in hell I am to write about I dont [sic] know. You don’t want to hear about my life in the mess. You know they sell that wicked stuff called beer in there so you can guess how I spend what evenings I manage to scrounge off.

Time off has been at a minimum lately so there has been no time to write to any of the other herbs. In any case I don’t think a senior N.C.O. ought to be too pally with the erks. You can mention my views if. [sic] you write to them at any time.

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I take it that all are well and happy at P.R. just easing the old war along nicely and not letting it get out of hand? If Uncle Dave is still running off the rails and getting into his old RIP habits again detail Rusty to speak sharply to him. Remember me to the rest of the works wonders.

Don’t be to [sic] sudden in replying, I have a horror of the unexpected.

Three cheers

[underlined] Pete. [/underlined].



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6609.

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