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 Fiskerton to begin operational flying.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-10

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

Rights

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Format

Two handwritten sheets

Language

Identifier

EGortonHGortonLCM440810-0001,
EGortonHGortonLCM440810-0002

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]
F/Lt. H Gorton
OFFICERS’ MESS,
R.A.F. STATION,
FISKERTON,
Nr. LINCOLN.
Wed. 10/8/44
Dearest,
As you can imagine, we’ve been pretty busy getting settled in. Botting welcomed me like a long-lost brother, & generally smoothed my path as much as possible.
The Mess is quite comfortable, & I’m glad to see that due respect has been paid to my rank by giving me a room to myself!
We’ve been busy visiting the various sections & making ourselves known. The engineer is due back tomorrow so we shall soon start operating as a crew.
The only snag here, apparently, is that we don’t get [deleted] re [/deleted] any days off, but instead get 9 days [inserted] leave [/inserted] every six weeks.
[page break]
2.
If I can get a few hours to myself, I shall of course go to Spalford as quick as the Pram will carry me.
Until then, darling, I’m sending this brief note with all my love. Hope to see you very soon.
Harold.
P.S. Derek asks me to send you his regards!
[inserted] Rent & tenancy of garden.
[indecipherable word] of Carrots & Potatoes few potatoes sometime [/inserted]
[inserted Parties of Property inclusion of Garden & tenancy of Mr Harris
Date of Completion
Tomatoes added. [/inserted]

Collection

Citation

Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9258.

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