Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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He writes of the lack of flying and the weather.

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Two handwritten sheets

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IBCC Digital Archive

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TEL. SILVERSTONE 252
OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
[deleted] SILVERSTONE, [/deleted] [inserted] Turweston, [/inserted]
[deleted] NR. TOWCESTER [/deleted] [inserted] Nr. Brackley [/inserted],
NORTHANTS.
[Royal Air Force crest]
Tele: Brackley 191.
Dearest,
It’s becoming almost an obsession with me, to go & look at the letter rack at all sorts of times to see if there’s a letter from you. So you can see how pleased I was to get one yesterday, even though I did get so many letters last week.
I can’t thank you enough for sending my bike, but darling, I didn’t want you to go to all that trouble. I thought you might have been able to put it on Iltyd’s lorry, or something like that.
It’s funny that the furniture is arriving, because I asked about it in my last letter. It must be quite a thrill for you. I wish I could see it too. It’s almost like concrete & tangible proof of the possibility that some day we shall be able to have a home of our own!
I don’t know if I mentioned that I got the laundry on Friday. It
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was in perfect condition. Again thank you very much darling.
I hope you’ve received my last letter by now, - the one that tells you I’ve booked a room at the Crown for Monday the 13th. If I can possible arrange it, I’ll take time off on Monday afternoon to meet you at Brackley. I doubt if I shall be able to get as far as Banbury.
The weather is a good deal milder now – still cold in the mornings, but quite pleasant when the sun is out in the afternoons It ought to be O.K. by the time you’re here.
I’m getting cheesed off with doing no flying. I’ve only had two trips all the time I’ve been here, & am not even solo yet. I shouldn’t care half so much, even though I have to spend hours in the Link or the Intelligence Library in order to pass the time, but for the fact that you are coming next week. If I could only get some work done before
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Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9218.

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