Letter from John Brittain to his mother



Letter from John Brittain to his mother


Writes that prisoner of war repatriation task is now over and that they now going to do a sort of Cook's Tour of Germany including the Ruhr. He goes on to discuss upcoming dates for birthday, anniversary and leave. States he may not be able to use the car for leave due to petrol situation.



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Two page handwritten letter


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Sgt. Brittain. J.T
Sgts Mess.
195 Squadron
RAF. Wratting Common

Dearest Mum.

Many thanks for your letter of panic!! As you say there should have been a letter for you in the next post. – Hope you got it ok. and that everything is clear now. I think that the P.O.W. business is now finishes, or at least practically. We are now [inserted] what another!! [/inserted] on a sort of cooks tour of Germany. By air of course, we are flying over moat of the bomb scarred areas of the Ruhr etc.

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You’d better put we right about a few dates – there seems to be an awful lot of important ones in June!!. Here are the ones I want.
Your birthday – or is it July?
Date of going to London?
“ “ [Date of ] 25th Anniversary? – 9th??
How along are you staying in London??
The date of my leave is June 19th, everything being well of course.

I don’t know whether I shall be able to use the car on this next leave, as the petrol situation is very difficult.

Well, Mum, I am stuck for anything to say just


John Taylor Brittain, “Letter from John Brittain to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9966.

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This Item dcterms:relation Item: Map of Cooks Tour June 1945