Letter to David Donaldson from Farrar Bell

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Title

Letter to David Donaldson from Farrar Bell

Description

A letter to David Donaldson congratulating him on his award of a Distinguished Service Order and on his promotion to Wing Commander. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-07-14

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Format

Four page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EBellMCFDonaldsonDW430714

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Transcription

H.Q. Northern Ireland
Lisburn
Co Antrim.
14/July/1943
Dear David
I have heard via my mother that you have soared to the dizzy height of Wing Commander and that ypu have achieved a D.S.O into the bargain.
Please may I offer my very best congratulations
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on these truly olympian achievements. Now you cannot say D.S.Os are two a'penny as you said about your D.F.C. and I am sure they were both very well deserved and hardly earned.
It is avery good thing to hear that you are finnished with operational [word deleted] flying which will be a great relief to your
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wife and mther.
It seems to have fallen to my lot to remain in Ireland for a length period but I cannot truly say I am sorry as I like it very well here.
I shall look [character deleted] forward to meeting your wife one day annd also introducing you to mine.
Is there any possibility of you visiting these pats again on duty? If sobe sure to let me know.
Yours
ever
[undelined] Farrar [/underlined]

M.C.F Bell.

Collection

Citation

M F C Bell, “Letter to David Donaldson from Farrar Bell,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 12, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11953.

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