Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

Description

He writes of their meeting for 24 hours and his journey back to RAF Cark.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-07-24

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Two handwritten sheets

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EGortonHGortonLCM430724-0001,
EGortonHGortonLCM430724-0002

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OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
CARK,
NORTH LANCASHIRE.
TELEPHONE GRANGE 390.
24/7/43
Dearest,
I hope you are feeling no ill-effects from our somewhat hectic 24 hours together. I’ve had a headache all day, but fortunately haven’t had to fly (too hazy), & shall go to bed for an hour after tea, as I am night flying tonight, weather permitting.
I had a comfortable journey back – a long conversation with a soldier between Bolton & Lancaster; then half an hour’s wait, when I managed to scrounge some tea & a sandwich although the refreshment room was closed. The train was late at Lancaster,
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& I didn’t reach camp until 12.30 a.m. My bike had disappeared from the Mess, & I had to walk to the billet. The bike [deleted] [indecipherable letter] [/deleted] reappeared at lunch time.
The instrument basher is on night flying this week, so I’ll get the watch when he comes on duty tonight.
I expect to see you on 23rd of August darling, so I’m looking forward to that time.
All my love,
Harold.

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Citation

Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 11, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/8963.

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