Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton



Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton


Peter Lamprey writes saying flying continues much as before and concludes with the fact that he has heard worrying rumours about his previous employment.




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Three page handwritten letter


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Sgt. Lamprey.
Sgts. Mess.
R.A.F. Hixon.
Stafford [underlined]. [/underlined]

[inserted]4 March 1943[/inserted]

[underlined] Monday [/underlined].

Dear Unk.

After the spate of correspondence you hurled at me you now seem to have struck a sterile patch. One great thing about you is your reliability. You can always be trusted to do the unexpected. Not but that life being what it is, the unexpected is practically all I get these days at that.

Things, without giving away vital secrets, are the same as when I last wrote. That means that sometimes

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we fly, and sometimes we don’t. When we don’t we wish we were and when we do we wish we weren’t. If they could only guess what we really wanted to do all the time life would be just fine. Still things are not too bad and I expect to find myself satisfied one day.

Not having had the news from P.R. I don’t know whether to congratulate anybody on dodging the column again or commiserate with them for having to start working for their living. It will shake quite a number when they find working a machine means more than sticking two fingers up and yelling down the hole. If Uncle Jack has to go it will at least

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give Harry Beachams [sic] back a rest.

Since starting this epistle I have, through devious channels, heard some bad rumours about the shop so I will pack it in a get the letter away. Hope the rumours are wrong and as soon as I hear from you will write back whether they were right or not.

Hope things are OK.

[underlined] Pete. [/underlined]



Peter Lamprey, “Letter from Peter Lamprey to W Gunton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/6611.

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