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5 June1940
exact date of 05 of June 1940
day of the month 05 June 1940
calendar day - 06 of June year - 1940
month of Junedecade of the 1940s.
1900s century


To: Mrs. E.I.J.Bell
11 Evelyn Court, Cheltenham.


From: Edward Jordan Bell
Brough, Yorkshire, England ..


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My Dear Mommy

You will be pleased to hear that I did my first solo yesterday and followed it up with a couple more I have just come down from doing an hour now and am writing this by the time office hence the reason for the pencil

It took quite a little while before I went solo by my instructor didnt hurry me and I made sure of what I know before I went up It was a grand feeling the first time up by myself nobody to tell you what to do or correct you the whole plane was yours to do as you liked with I have done about hrs solo now and about hrs dual so am beginning to feel I know a little about flying though I have got a devil of a lot more to learn yet I am going to try and come home next week end all being well I shant be able to come by





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of course it will have to be by train and will I fear take a devil of time I dont arrive till about am Saturday morning We get our half term exams some time this week so am pretty busy swatting up what I have done so far which is quite a bit Am just going to get some lunch and then we fly all afternoon Well have had lunch and am just down after doing another hours solo I am going to do a bit more dual a little later in the afternoon

Im afraid you wont get this letter till Tuesday as there is no post here on Sunday and I shant be able to get to the Post Office It is absolutely wonderful weather here I only hope it stays like it It is frightfully hot sitting about on the aerodrome but heavenly in the air Siddal and I had dinner again with our instructor on Friday night and with a very amusing army officer who was doing security police duties which proved to be very interesting





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Went into Hull on Saturday and saw "On the Night of the Fire" with Diana Wynard and Raphl Richardson Very good acting but very morbid Well I must close now have got some more letters to write and some work to do

Please give my love to Grandma
All my love






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