To Jessie from Harry Redgrave



To Jessie from Harry Redgrave


A letter from Harry Redgrave to his wife Jessie. He misses her greatly and discusses home, family and friends.




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[RAF Crest]

Jan 31 40

My dear Jessie,

I am overjoyed at receiving two letters and a Standard from you today. After a hard days [sic] work I got back to my billet to find them waiting for me. I was very glad to hear you have been out with Mrs Franklin and Johnnie you must make the most of what good times you can have. Wouldn’t it be fine if you could come up here for a week. [sic] Oh Jessie Id [sic] be overjoyed at the thought of it and your remarks about twin beds well it just does not do to think of such things. About my pay I will send you a P.O. for £1-7-3 when I post this tomorrow and I shall not do anything about making a voluntary allotment [sic] until I pass my exams and am confirmed in rank. What did Frank think about being passed O.K. for military service. [sic] He goes in March doesnt [sic] he. [sic] Lucky old Tom. I wish in a way I had been a gunner because I am not at all sure of passing this course for all my swatting. How does he manage to keep getting home [sic]I bet he is proud of his brevit I wish my training was

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over and I had got mine. My cold and bad throat is quite better now thank you. When you have finished my scarf and pack it up to send would you include my two thick vests and about a dozen hanks [sic]. Am glad to hear you have had no more snow in the roof. The ceiling will last longer. Joyce and Tom are lucky arnt [sic] they. Is she going to stay with the squadron? We shall have to do the same later on when I can afford to pay for the bungalow and live away from home as well. I must leave it to you what you get Agnes, or were you angling for a contribution. [sic] Im [sic] sorry to say I cannot find time to write any more tonight but have got a paper on Magnetism to do and one on Graphs so must get on with my work.

All my love darling to you and Pamela
always [sic] your Harry. Xxxx

I’ll pray for you
Each night & day I’ll pray for you
I’ll pray for you each night and day [/inserted]


Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 29, 2024,

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