Letter to David Donaldson from Flying Officer C. W. Ashworth

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Letter to David Donaldson from Flying Officer C. W. Ashworth

Description

Thanks David for sending good wished on his award. Describes current activities at Little Horwood. Congratulates David on the award of bar to Distinguished Service Order. Comments that he is sorry that 192 Squadron is close to dissolution.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-08-19

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Two page handwritten letter

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EAshworthCWDonaldsonDW450819

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[RAF Crest]
8188547
F/O Ashworth C. W.
OFFICERS'S MESS,
R.A.F. STATION,
MORETON-IN-MARSH,
GLOUCESTERSHIRE.
TEL. MORETON-IN-MARSH 34 AND 64
Dear Wing Commdr Donaldson,
I would like to thank you & S/Ldr Kendrick for your good wishes on my award, which came as a complete surprise to me, in fact until I received your letter I has no idea of it, I feel very happy and pleased on getting it.
I am on the last few days of a 2 week Instructors course at Little Horwood, & last week we were fortunate enough to be at home on our day off, when Japan gave in, so I was able to celebrate the end of the war at home. How this will affect the O.T.U. courses I can't say, but obviously we can't keep taking new courses in.
Since leaving the squadron I found it hard to settle down, & I am sorry to hear that 192 is now close to dissolution, I shall always remember my stay there with you.
I would like to offer you my congratulations on your Bar to the D.S.O. I was very glad to [sic] it announced in the Aeroplane last week.
Please remember me to
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S/Ldr Kendrick & the Adjutant & the other friends I left at Foulsham, I do hope everyone is going on alright & I wish you the best of luck for the future, & thank you for your kind letter.
Yours sincerely
[underlined] C.W. Ashworth [/underlined]

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Citation

C W Ashworth, “Letter to David Donaldson from Flying Officer C. W. Ashworth,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11951.

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