Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter

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Title

Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter

Description

Catches up with family and mentions that a chill had caused his operational training unit course to be cancelled but he had seen the doctor. Concludes with discussion on how to get Christmas presents.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-12-13

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EDexterKIDexterPC421213

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Transcription

[Royal Air Force crest]
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
LITTLE RISSINGTON,
GLOS.
13th. Dec. ’42.
My dear [underlined] Phyl [/underlined]
Thanks awfully for a wizard long letter – for you – which was waiting for me when I got back last night. I’m awfully sorry to hear about Pip – do hope she’s now recovering rapidly and will so [sic] be well. Do give her my best wishes & things next time you see her.
Of course I must go down with a chill as soon as I get home on leave prior to going to O.T.U. which of course has now been cancelled – still I expect I’ll soon get posted again. I saw the Doc this morning who said I’d had a very bad cold which has inflamed my throat! So I’m off flying for 48 hours and may try to see the Wellers but don’t know – I’m to take things easily so can’t go too far.
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He’s given me some Metatone as a tonic & gargles and all sort of odds & ends. So should be well soon!
I want to buy Con two hot water bottles for Christmas poor dear she’s using the old coffee jug and it is liable to spill so she can’t have it in all night. Are there any decent ones to be had? I’m miles from a shop so do you think you could manage to get a brace or better still perhaps Nora could as she’s got more time & can go round places like Harrods. I don’t want cheap muck which will leak though I suppose real rubber isn’t to be had? Anyway I know you’ll do wonders. let me know as soon as you can whether there’s any to be had or not.
It would be nice to get Con up to London one week end as you say but ‘fraid I’ll have to leave it till next month as I’m rather on the broke side. I want to come up & see you & the Macs soon so I’ll do my best.
My love to Nora. All the best – heaps of love.
Dec.

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Citation

Keith Dexter, “Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9361.

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