Archive for the ‘Second World War letters from Gilbert’ Category

Capt. G. Tattersall H.Q R.A.S.C. 7th Armoured Division BLA 22 Nov 1944 Dear Harvie, You must not pay for the cigarettes you send yourself. Draw cheques from my account using your Power of Attorney. This may go on for years, after this “DO” is over I am due for the Far East. My soldiering must […]

9 October 1944 Dear Harvie, Since this letter is going to the Isle of Man I hesitate even now to put my army address on it. An order came out that letters addressed to the Isle of Man should have a civilian address or an Army Censor address on it. The Isle of Man was […]

2 July 1944 Dear Harvie, We are five officers. If kippers are in season and if allowed to post to B.W.E.F. would you please send me a box. we are all passionately fond of kippers. Letters normally come in 4 days, parcels take a little longer. I feel sure that kippers will keep, however. we […]

[A rare letter to Hilda – I am not even sure how this one ended up in the archive – admin] 25th June 1944 Dear Hilda Notice the new address. the APO number is dropped and we are now B.W.E.F. we are very peaceful here. No scorched earth here. No doubt the Germans will begin […]

Capt G Tattersall HQ RASC 7th Armoured Division BWEF Dear Harvie, Your letter reached me after a delay addressed HQ RASC APO England with out you adding 7th Armoured Division. there is an HQ RASC for each division in all the Armies the British empire possesses consequently I am surprised it arrived so soon. Someone […]

HQ RASC 7th armoured Division B.W.E.F 24 June 1944 Dear Harvie, the above is now my address and cigarettes can now be sent to me free of Inland Revenue. I would be very pleased if you could send me some fortnightly. Where I am ¬†all is peaceful at present. We are in high spirits and […]