Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents



Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents


Written from Wilmslow. Writes that he is off Wednesday night and provides new address in Canada and asks for it to be passed on. Says that letters will be forwarded from Scarborough and as he is at sea they will not hear from him for some time. Tells them not to worry and please do not broadcast date of departure.



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Three page handwritten letter


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[underlined] Tuesday. 5th [/underlined] [inserted] August 1941 [/inserted]
[underlined] Wilmslow. [/underlined]
Dear Mum & Dad,
This is just to let you know that we are off on Wednesday night. And our temporary address for you to write to is:-
H.R. MADGETT. L.A.C. NO. 1330340.
c/o R.C.A.F. H.Q.
[underlined] CANADA. [/underlined]
I have just packed up the little case I brought with a letter inside, so there
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is not much that I have to tell you.
Its been raining all day long, and its very cold, so we shall be glad to get away from here.
Up to this evening, I have not had any letter from you or anything via Scarborough, so do not worry if you miss me here. Letters will be forwarded to Canada. If you see John, or Peter does, will you please [deleted] as [/deleted] tell him my address. I have just written to him, & can’t write again so soon as there’s
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nothing to write about.
Please do not worry if you do not [deleted] here [/deleted] hear from me for some time, as there won’t be any post boxes on the boat you know.
So, here’s to the next time.
Best Wishes,
With Love from [underlined] Hedley. [/underlined]
[underlined] P.S. [/underlined] Do not broadcast [underlined] when [/underlined] I am going not even John because walls have ears!!



Hedley Robert Madgett, “Letter from Hedley Madgett to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 12, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11184.

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