Letter to David Donaldson from J Turner

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Letter to David Donaldson from J Turner

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From John Turner apologising over missing 192 squadron party because of transport difficulties. Misses Foulsham and squadron. Writes of current situation and catches up with friends news. Asks to be remembered by all.

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1945-07-22

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Four page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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OFFICERS' MESS,
R.A.F. STATION,
CHEDBURGH,
Nr. BURY ST. EDMUNDS,
SUFFOLK.
Sunday 22nd July '45
Dear Sir,
I am very sorry indeed that I wasn't able to get up to either 192 Sq Party or the Mess Party. I did make every effort, but transport to Foulsham from here is very slow – to put it mildly & also I'm being kept fairly busy. Funnily enough I had to go to Group on each of the days to attend conferences, which made things even more difficult.
I certainly miss Foulsham
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and the Old Squadron very much here. The spirit (and I didn't mean liquid!!) is completely different. However it was asking too much to hope to find anything like it else where.
I have a very fine office here – which is a redeeming feature – on the first floor of flying control, & have a complete[inserted]ly[/inserted] free hand in what I do. Happily the C.O. nothing of the mysteries of the ancient [underlined] art [/underlined] of Navigating, as he interferer in most other departments but leaves me alone.
You may have heard from your
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old friend Jeff. that he is going to Bari as Station Nav. I am going there myself on Tuesday, returning Thursday, and I understand he may be coming along in the same aircraft – What [underlined] have [/underlined] I done to deserve it? Anyhow, I'm looking forward to it inspite of that – It should be a very pleasant & interesting trip.
Please remember me kindly to the G/C, Ken and the lads - quite impossible to name them all. I am always coming across Ken's name on various orders etc. here.
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With best wishes to yourself and the Squadron
Yours sincerely
[underlined] John Turner [/underlined]

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J Turner, “Letter to David Donaldson from J Turner,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15039.

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