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 talks of small financial details. Mention new crew consisting of Cockney, a Scotsman, a Northumberland man and a Yorkshireman.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-01-11

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

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Format

One page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EDexterKIDexterPC430111

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Transcription

inserted] 11/1/43 [/inserted]
[postmark]
[postage stamps]
Miss Phyllis Dexter
61 Branwin Court.
ST Johns Wood
[underlined] London
N.W.8 [/underlined]
[Royal Air Force crest]
OFFICERS’ MESS,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
HIXON. N[underlined]R[/underlined] STAFFORD.
TELEPHONE: STAFFORD 1430.
11th. January 1943.
My dear Phyl.
Just a hellishly hurried note to thank you for your letter & the one from Pepys which I’m enclosing and for the 10/- note. Actually Len did want to square up but I said no as it was my treat and anyway I’d got £14 refund on Income Tax and wanted to celebrate. Then you go & do this and I told you to forget about any so called debts. I’ve never known anyone so gracious as you, my dear, & Con says so too, but of course I’m not letting you pay for the flicks & I dar’nt [sic] put the 10/- in here as I don’t know if we’re censored so I’ll hang on to it & I’ll be able to argue much better when I see you next. You are a wonderful soul & I do so enjoy blowing in so prepare for an argument next time.
Is’nt [sic] Pepys’ letter wizard & I do think he does most things but talk. Con told me in her last letter of his exploits. He’s a real phishy.
I’ve collected a Cockney, a Scotsman, a Northumberland man & a Yorkshireman for my crew so we should be a good crowd. They’re all good blokes. We’re flying or shall fly what I thought & might take part in the wars if the Roses later! Good show.
Heaps of love All the best
Dec.

Collection

Citation

Keith Dexter, “Letter from Dec Dexter to Phyllis Dexter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 26, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9363.

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