To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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To Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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A letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about returning to base, further training and life at the station.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1939-12-28

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Two handwritten sheets

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[RAF Crest]

No. 4 I.T.W.
Room 124
Thurs Dec 28

Dear Jessie,
I got back here on time Wednesday and would you beleave [sic] it that all we did in the afternoon was one hours [sic] drill. They might just as well let us have until midnight. Orders have come through from the A.O.C. that there will be no leave this week end [sic] so there will be a rush for next. I hope to be lucky as I think it will be the last chance as we have heard we shall all be gone by the 15 [underlined] th [/underlined] Jan. Some of A Flight are going to Scotland on Monday.

There was a hard frost this morning and at half past eight we were doing P.T. we certainly had to keep on the move. Since dinner it has been snowing hard. If it keeps on we shall find it difficult to drill. We are praying that it does. Snow or not we

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we are going to the pictures tonight. We are going to see the Crazy Gang in Frozen Limit.
The food seemed terrible yesterday. Beef potatoes and peas and a very small piece of cake covered with custard for dinner. For tea fish cake and bread and jam and after Xmas fare that seemed pretty bloody. Todays [sic] has been better or I’ve been hungrier, probably the excersize [sic] has made my appetite sharper.
Today has been very busy P.T. Drill and Nav. a Morse Test and Recconaissance [sic] lecture and the chaps are waiting for me to go to the pictures so I must close now and get along. Hope to have more to tell you next time. Give my love to all from your

Loving
Harry xxxx

Citation

Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 9, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15935.

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