To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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Title

To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

Description

A letter and envelope from Harry to his wife Jessie. Harry writes about a navigation flight over Ireland and Scotland, his exams and a social evening with soldiers, sailors and airmen.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1940-03-08

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Two handwritten sheets and an envelope

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ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM400308-0002,
ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM400308-0003

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Transcription

Envelope]
[postage stamp]

Mrs. H.C. Redgrave
“Redwood”
Oaken Grange Dr.
Prittlewell
Essex.

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Redbrae
Monkton
Ayrshire
Friday 8.3.40

Dear Jessie,
It [sic] raining hard here and has been [corrected] miserable [/corrected] all day. I hope the weather is better in the South for you still I should not grumble as we have had some grand days this week. Yesterday was sunny right up to about six o’clock and in the afternoon we had our trip to Northern Ireland. As a [deleted] nava [/deleted] navigation flight it was great [sic] success and we went from Prestwick over the Isle of Arran and Mull of Kyntyre [sic] to Rhinns Point and then south to Benbane Head and back over Arran to the base. My log improved enough to get me 7 out of 10 for it which by the standard they mark here is fairly good.

In the evening we went to that show in Troon that I told you about and had an enjoyable evening. It was a show

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for the services and there were soldiers and sailors and airmen all enjoying community singing. The sailors there were off the Mohawk which if you remember was the destroyer bombed in the Firth of Forth and in which their Commander Jolly was killed.

A Southend boy has joined my course and has come from Cheltenham. He is the other Cole perhaps Joyce knows him. He has been ill so was transferred here and the other day a chap arrived from Weston who was at Southend so the Palmeira Towers is getting well represented at No.1 A.O.N.S.

Rumour has it that we shall have from Thursday night till [deleted] Teusday [/deleted] [inserted] Wednesday [/inserted] morning for Easter. Darling forgive my short letter but I must get prepared for tomorrows [sic] Maths exam. I will write again on Sunday.
Lots of love my sweet

Harry xxxx
xxx Pamela

Citation

Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 11, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15878.

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