Letter to David Donaldson from Chaplain at Warboys

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Letter to David Donaldson from Chaplain at Warboys

Description

Letter to David Donaldson from Chaplain J M Bullen based at RAF Warboys responding a letter from David who had expressed concern about the welfare of the family of a Royal Air Force person. Bullen writes that the benevolent fund could help and asks if David could discreetly get more information.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-01-08

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Three page handwritten letter

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EBullenJMDonaldsonDW440108

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CHAPLAINS OFFICE,
R.A.F.
WARBOYS, HUNTS
Jan 8/44
My dear David,
I was awfully glad to hear from you, and I hope you had a good Christmas and all my good wishes for the present year and always.
I remember O'Brien very well but I had no idea there was any trouble back at home. I have enquired of the Squadron Adjutant to see if he had heard that the children were suffering any hardship. But he had not heard of anything. If you know the children are suffering in any way then it is most clearly a case for the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund and as you know the
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Benevolent Fund helps in every way possible. Do you think it is possible to find out, discreetly of course, what the position is? I wrote Mrs OBrien when her husband was missing but I have not heard anything. I am sure you could help a great deal, particularly in any application to the Benevolent Fund. I have been wondering how I can help but I can't get a clue, but I feel we ought to try & find out if there is any hardship for the children, because the children must not suffer in any way. Let me know if you think there is anything I can do. Do you think I ought to go to his home & see? I am quite sure you have nothing to
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worry about in persuading him to carry on. I think it awfully good of you to remember the children & to be interested in their welfare.
We have had a bit of tough luck lately but the spirit is as good as ever. I am afraid my scrawl is worse than yours
All the best now & always
Yours very sincerely
J M Bullen
Padre

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J M Bullen, “Letter to David Donaldson from Chaplain at Warboys,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11957.

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