Letter from John Brittain to his mother

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Title

Letter from John Brittain to his mother

Description

Writes about return journey back to camp. Says they are going to France the next day to fly up to 24 prisoners of war back home. Mentioned that last time they did this they were stuck for two days in bad weather. Speculates that squadron will stay in this country.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-05-14

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EBrittainJTBrittain[Mo]450514

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Transcription

Sgt. Brittain. J.T
Sgts Mess.
195 Squadron
RAF. Wratting Common
Near Cambridge
Cambs.
14/5/45.

Dearest Mum.
Arrived back safely after a completely trouble free journey arriving in camp at 8.15. We picked up Bruce up at the kennels and as you can imagine he was delighted to see me.
We are going out to France tomorrow, landing, and picking up 24 prisoners of war!!! Last

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time the squadron went they were stranded for 2 days arriving to bad weather !!!

I rather think that this squadron will be staying in this country and doing this sort of work – I hope so anyway.

Well no more news [deleted][indecipherable][/deleted] so cheerio for now, I’ll write to Bryn next week time.

Tons of love
John

Citation

J T Brittain, “Letter from John Brittain to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9967.

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