Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents

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Title

Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents

Description

Writes from Stratford on Avon requesting folding coat hangars. Mentions they are on 48 hours excuse duty due to inoculations and aircraft, including Wellington bombers on a nearby airfield.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-05-27

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EMadgettLR-AGMadgettHR410527

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[envelope postmarked Stratford-on-Avon 27 May 1941]
Mr. & Mrs. L. R. Madgett,
127, Longlands Road,
Sidcup,
Kent

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NO. 1330340. MADGETT. FLIGHT 11/22. NO. 9.R.W. R.A.F.
Grove House,
Greenhill St.
Stratford on Avon.

[underlined] 27th. May [/underlined]

Dear Mum & Dad,

If you could get hold of any folding coat-hangers, would you please send them on, as everythings hangs on nails here, and Stratford does not possess any (hangers). Also, would you tell Peter to tell Dr. Williams the result of that interview. Its[sic] a bit too early to write him yet. The Squadron Leader said I was too old for one thing.

We are now on 48 hours excuse duty after the [inserted] 4 [/inserted] inoculations

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Yesterday, and we need it. Our right arms are terribly stiff and aching, and during the pin pushing, many chaps conked out.

There is an aerodrome nearby, and training planes & Wellington Bombers are flitting around the sky most times of the day.

I must be going now to catch the post, so till next time,
[deleted] aur [/deleted] Au revoir, [underlined] Hedley [/underlined]

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Citation

Hedley Robert Madgett, “Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11093.

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