I have no regrets dying for my country

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Title

I have no regrets dying for my country

Description

Three months before he went missing Sergeant J A Clough wrote his parents a letter expressing no having regrets dying for his country. Annotated '8/12/42 149sqn'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-12-08

Contributor

Claire Monk

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One newspaper cutting

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NWrightJ150410-01

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Transcription

‘I have no regret dying for my county’
Three months before he was reported missing from an operational flight, Sergeant Air Gunner J. A Clough wrote his parents a letter –“to be opened in the event of my death.”
His parents, Mr and Mrs F.F. Clough who live near Canterbury have now learned that their son is buried in the military cemetery at Kiel.
“I have no regrets dying for my country” this 20 year old airman wrote. “It is a grand country, and any man who can call himself an Englishman should be proud to die in the struggle for freedom.”
“Give this message to my friends and yours and to the people of England if it is possible: Let every Englishman flight to the last drop of blood in his body.”
“Let him keep the golden fields and busy streets clean and fresh, and let him keep the air he breaths free from the stench of Nazism”

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Citation

“I have no regrets dying for my country,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2156.

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