Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

EGortonHGortonLCM440618.pdf

Title

Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

Description

He writes of the weather, flying and his car.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-18

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

Three handwritten sheets

Language

Identifier

EGortonHGortonLCM440618

Transcription

OFFICERS’ MESS
ROYAL AIR FORCE
WIGSLEY
NEWARK
NOTTS
Sunday 18/6/44.
Dearest,
I keep plugging along here & wishing it was next Friday, so that I could see you again. [deleted] I mana [/deleted]
This is not a good station to be on, & the sooner you come along & cheer me up, the better it will be for all concerned.
I haven’t done much at the car yet beyond pumping up the tyres. I’ve been held up by Freddie taking his tyre levers at awkward moments so that I haven’t been able to fix the puncture & put on the new outside cover.
I’ve had two bits of good fortune during the past
[page break]
2
two days, however. The C.G.I. was so good as to inform me that I needn’t parade in the mornings with the rest of the course, so that I can go 15 – 20 minutes later than the others. Then yesterday afternoon, Pete managed to change my battledress for a new one. It fits much better than the old one, except for the fact that the trousers are a shade long, but I must say it feels very conspicuously new. I spent some time yesterday, sewing on my F/Lt. tapes, & then another fellow in the hut took pity on me, & sewed on my wings with a neatness that is almost in the same class as your own.
Tomorrow morning I
[page break]
3
am putting in my application to live out, & as soon as that is O.K. I shall write to the Petroleum board for some petrol.
I didn’t do any flying yesterday, but hope to do so tomorrow. The weather has been so bad lately that the previous course is behind, particularly in its bombing, but a week or two of the weather we’ve had today should make a good deal of difference.
All my love, darling. I’m [underlined] longing [/underlined] to see you.
Harold.

Collection

Tags

Citation

Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 5, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9255.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.

Can you help improve this description?