Letter to Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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Letter to Jessie from Harry Redgrave

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One-page letter from Harry Redgrave to Jessie advising her that he has arrived in Westcliff and describes his billet.

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One handwritten sheet

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ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM[Date]-10

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[RAF Crest]

ROYAL AIR FORCE VOLUNTEER RESERVE,
SOUTHEND DISTRICT,
PALMEIRA TOWERS,
WESTCLIFF-ON-SEA.
TEL: SOUTHEND 49050.

Dear Jessie,

Well we've got here at last and are in a big hotel. We went to Barking changed to Victoria and from there to Brighton and on to Bexhill A lorry picked us up at Bexhill Station and took us to the hotel. Had a good dinner and then a medical exam. After that we were given our rooms. There are five sleeping in my room on single beds with straw mattresses and pillows. Four blankets but no sheets and bare boards. There [deleted word] is hot and cold water laid on but no soap or towels. I think it is going to be very nice here though plenty of hard work and drill. The discipline is rather hot and we have been told what we can do and what not. Gloves must be worn with greatcoats and nobody [deleted word] can wear shoes and so on. Well dear we are just going out to recconoitre [sic] the district and find where we [deleted] go [/deleted] find a cup of tea. We have been warned about incorrectly addressed letters so be careful.

The address is, and must be written

743047 L.A.C. REDGRAVE H.C. R.A.F.
ROOM 121
B. FLIGHT. SQUADRON 2
NO. 4 I.T.U.
SACKVILLE HOTEL
BEXHILL on SEA

Love to all and kiss for Pam

Harry

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Harry Redgrave, “Letter to Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/16008.

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