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Date: November 10th 1941

(Can) R74906
Sgt Pilot Davey J.V.
129 Sqdn R.A.F.
Nov 10/41

Dear Mom, Dad & Art:

Well folks its me again. and I wish to apologise as this is the first letter I have written in two weeks. as I had my seven days and then was posted to a Sqdn was there about a week and was then posted to the above, so since my leave I haven't had a great deal of time what with just getting settled & then on the move again.

I had and swell leave and managed to get them all in, stayed with them all except Dora & Freddie. but saw them all any way & they all seem to be fine and the two boys David & Norman are both fine looking chaps. I also saw Sheila Dawnes who is Mrs Norden now., she is living right near Aunt Mollie & Uncle Will's so Fred & I took his tandem over and dropped in on her. she sure was surprised at seeing me. so if you see Ken Waterman (by himself) tell him Sheila was asking about him. please.

Now I shall wish you all a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy & Prosperous New Year. I haven't any cards or anything & am in a very in the sticks place & doubt if I will get any thing in time. Are you recieving any money from the Gov't that which I signed over $5000, well if so please use it for me and get something for yourselves and the others also Mom please get something nice for Con even if this letter arrives too late for Xmas.

Well Don & I have been split up we had gone all thro' flying together & even to 65 Squadron & now I have been sent to 129 Sqdn. but we are from the same part as 65 & should be going back there in the month I hope This letter wont be very long as I am still stuck for what to say. oh in future address my mail to 'Royal Canadian Air Force - Overseas' and if I am changed again I can write them of my new address & will probably get mail more promptly as it is now I haven't had any since I left O.T.U., there I recieved the one marked 6th and have had no smokes yet from Canada, I am sort of getting a bit annoyed as I should be getting some thro' as I know you are sending them; I haven't yet written any of the relations back home yet but hope you tell them whats what & that I will be writing this week sometime.

I heard from Ted Harmston & he said he was going on leave & gave me his Aunts address, so I wired him & was to meet him at B.C. House at 10 AM Sat Nov 1. but he wasn't there so I imagined he didn't get my wire in time, but I know where he is, its more than I know about Geo. Stock, I got his letter back. Oh again when I will be able to cable again is indefinite as the 'in the sticks' comes in again. Well all for now with lots of love to you & all.

Your loving son

Hope you are still keeping on the upward trail Mom

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