Dreaming of Thee – a young airman’s letter’s home
This paper back book by Tere Davies presents the letters home of a young Terry Dixon, her uncle. Supported by a variety of photos, the illustrative writing describes his journey and experiences from New Zealand to Canada, the UK and Africa.
In the words of Tere Davies, Terry’s neice –
In 2017, a cache of WW2 letters opened a window to the lives of my gran, great gran and their two sons who were close in age. The elder, Uncle “Cully”, headed off as a pilot and was soon followed into the RNZAF by Terry. The war claimed them both only months apart, leaving their mothers with more questions than answers for years after.
His legacy for my family is a box of letters, fading photos and clippings and a lingering shadow over our growing up, but also the message of hope for a better future in the words he wrote home, “Dreaming of Thee”.