Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

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Title

Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

Description

He writes of his arrival at RAF Wigsley.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-07

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Two handwritten sheets

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EGortonHGortonLCM440607-020001,
EGortonHGortonLCM440607-020002

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F/Lt. H. Gorton,
Officers’ Mess,
R.A.F. Wigsley,
Nr. Newark,
Notts.
Wed. 10.30 p.m.
Dearest,
The journey here was quite uneventful, & the car behaved itself very well. This station is more dispersed than any I’ve seen, but fortunately I was able to get a bicycle. The living quarters are poor – 30 officers in one big room, but on the other hand, we are only fifty yards from the Mess.
I haven’t seen Blunsdon yet, but he is on the station, & has been living out in Lincoln all the time, coming in on a motorbike.
I thought it wouldn’t be very nice in Lincoln, & propose
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trying to find digs in Saxilby, a small town, (a little less than Brackley), about four miles away.
I cycled out there this evening but didn’t have much success. The best I found was a Mrs. Sharp, who has an army lieutenant & his wife & baby staying with her for a fortnight. They came in yesterday, so won’t be gone until the 20th, whereas I was thinking that perhaps you’d be ready to come by the end of next week at the latest.
I’ll let you know any further developments.
All my love,
Harold.

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Citation

Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9247.

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