To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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Title

To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

Description

A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life in the RAF including returning from his leave to Doncaster and a simulated night raid on an oil refinery in Osnabruck.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1940-10-15

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Format

Two handwritten sheets

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ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM401015-0001,
ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM401015-0002

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Transcription

[RAF Crest]

Finningley
Tues. 15. 10. 40

My Dear Jessie,

My journey back went off all right and I have not heard any more about not being back by 2359. When I got to the station to catch the 1216 I found that the 1015 had not got in then and when it arrived about 1210 I got on and arrived in Doncaster at 3.20. On arrival I went in the YMCA and had two cups of tea with Mrs Garton's jam turnover. Gee it was good. Bill Smith turned up about 4.30 and I had some bacon and tomatoes with him and at half past five had an hours [sic] sleep on the reading room floor. You can bet I did not feel very brisk on Monday and unfortunately had to work until half past eight in the evening when I came straight to my billet and went to bed.

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Today I have been in the Ally Alley and did a night raid on an oil refinery at Osnabruk. [sic] Every went [sic] off well and my navigation earned the praise of the Flight Sergeant Observer in charge. It’s a wonderful thing this crew trainer and simulates the whole thing. Tonight I have been to Donnie and seen [sic] The Westerner and as its [sic] now nearly midnight I must pack up. We must look forward now to the next time we are together and during that week we will recall our happy week-end. Goodnight darling love and kisses to you and Pam from
Your loving husband
Harry xxxx

Citation

Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15925.

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