Letter from Spencer Lewis Belton to his father

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Title

Letter from Spencer Lewis Belton to his father

Description

Letter from Sergeant Spencer Lewis Belton to his father. Discusses the news of Distinguished Flying Medal and a broadcast on the British Broadcasting Corporation about its award.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1940-07-31

Contributor

Karl Williams

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Format

Two page handwritten letter with mismatched envelope

Language

Identifier

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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[postage stamp]

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Sergeant S.L.S. Belton, D.F.M.,
R. A. F. Station,
Hemswell,
Lincolnshire.

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581261
Sgts Mess
R.A.F. Hemswell,
[underlined] Lincoln. 31/7/40. [/underlined]

Dear Dad,
Thanks for your letter. Yes I am quite all right — thankyou — hope you are well. I am enclosing a letter & telegram & my BBC contract. I was going to keep the D.F.M. as a surprise for when I came home but I expect you have seen it in the paper. I’m sorry I didn’t have time to tell you I was going to broadcast but I didn’t know
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myself until the night before. I hope you heard it. it was at half past six in the Forces programme & at eleven Work in the Empire News (they made a recording of it too.) I don’t know whether I get the fee or the station — I haven’t got it yet anyway. You might send the [inserted] letters [/inserted] on to mum. Tell her not to lose them. I am hoping to get six days leave starting on the 11th at midday. So get home at night — I hope.
Love from [underlined] Lewis. [/underlined]

Citation

Spencer Lewis Belton, “Letter from Spencer Lewis Belton to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/776.

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