Letter to David Donaldson from his brother Ian

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Title

Letter to David Donaldson from his brother Ian

Description

From RAF SEAAF. Offers congratulations and mentions David's future is secure. Writes of his activities and catches up with family news.

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Date

1945-07-29

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Tow page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

AIR MAIL LETTER CARD [stamp]
W/C D. W. Donaldson DSO DFC
[deleted]
42 Peartree Avenue
Bitterne
Southampton
ENGLAND
[/deleted]
c/o R.A.F Mess
Foulsham
Nr Dereham
Norfolk
[signature]
Written in....English
No.......157032
Rank.....F/Lt
Name......DONALDSON
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July 29th
R.A.F
SEAAF
Dear Willie
This is to supplement our somewhat meagre telegram of congratulations on your latest, which we were very pleased to hear about. We think your future is now assured provided you can make Bevan keep his word, [word deleted] he should at least give you a job as a first secretary in some legation, if you fancy such a job under him.
We have been indulging in a sort of bedroom farce here only unfortunately the cast is all male. The slots [?] said there was no room for Norman to stay, although
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there are rows & rows of empty beds; until we could find somewhere else to lay his weary head, he stayed here, but I kept on choosing all the beds for him that belonged to irate S/Ls, so I had to keep on whipping him from one bed to another.
Poor fellow, his head is rather weary today, and he has the usual tummy trouble, which everyone seems to get here & which seems very hard when he has given up his valuable leave to come and see me.
I hope you are training your daughter how to behave to an uncle, and I hope your ever loving wife is well, and your house will be OK
Cheers
Ian

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Citation

Ian Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his brother Ian,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/14924.

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