Feature Letter of October 5th, 2022
Turpin, Geoffrey William Francis
I've just written to Hairp telling her as much as I knew about James, which wasn't much, because I only had one day to get to [censored] for the funeral and then catch up with the regiment which was going in the opposite direction. It was a bit of a blow about Tommy all right. I hadn't seen him for a couple of weeks, but he called me the Sunday before he got it to get me to come up to Town for the day. I couldn't because I was just leaving on a course. I've heard several stories but the concensus is that he hit another plane, probably German and went into the sea off the coast of France. I'm terribly sorry for Mr. & Mrs. Little, and if you get a chance, drop in and chat with them....I wish we could do something instead of sitting around in England. We're all pretty fed up, and aching to get a crack at them. We got a lot of their bombs last winter and we wouldn't mind giving them some of their own back.