18.05.1917: Bernard’s Lecture

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~ No.8 Squadron ~

18 May

to 21 May

 

Dear old Dad

 

Wilt do slight job for me? I enclose

cheque for £1. for Johnny Morgan’s licence. Thanks

v. much if you will. The above is symbolical

of a dose of leave which I am expecting shortly.

Bill, a brother flight C.O., goes early this next

week, then Lewis, one of my pilots the week after,

and I go next. What ‘opes? {sic} I will probably

be home for my birthday so tell Mary with

suitable messages from me to have a dish of…

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10.05.1917: Bernard Moves House

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Quirk Cottage

10.5.17

Dear old Dad.

 

What lovely weather! What heat! What a

life! So many thanks for your letters of 29; and

4, and the congratulations contained in the letter.

Please convey my thanks to Sisters Edward, and

Theitre. About leave, people in the squadron

are getting it again in order of their last

entry into the country. Three months must elapse

after entering the country before one is again

eligible, so that I am not eligible before May

27, and as things go now my turn may come

in June, towards the end I expect.

I am writing this on the verandah {sic} which we

have fixed up outside the “Stage” and have…

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