Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Acknowledges receipt of letter and glad mother is feeling better. Proposes numbering his letters, this is number 1. Writes of news of crew and other gossip. Continues letter at later time and says he is in better spirits than the last time he wrote. Discusses domestic matters and mentions that crew, except the pilot have moved into a Nissen hut. Planning to go into Grimsby that evening and to change inner tube on his bike.




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Four page handwritten letter and envelope


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[underlined] Letter No. 1 [/underlined]
[underlined] Friday 11.45 pm [/underlined]

My dear Mother and Dad,
Your Sunday letter arrived yesterday, so it must have been delayed somewhere. However, I am very glad learn that Walter is feeling much better. News from Alice today also told me she was feeling better after a bad attack of tonsilitis.
Please excuse this short note written in pencil. It is now well after midnight although I did try & start writing before.
As mail sometimes gets delayed I propose numbering my letters so that we can keep a check . I will begin by calling this No. 1.
The boys are getting settled down here now & are all quite well. Jack Duffett is getting better but will not re-join us now.
Perhaps you will excuse a brief epistle tonight. I’ll write at longer length later. This will prove however that I am OK and in good spirits.
So ‘good morning’ and here is wishing you both all the best. All my love and thoughts
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This is a continuation to the hurried note because I have just received your Friday letter.
Yes I am feeling better in spirits than I was when last I wrote to you. I cannot write much now as the early week-end post goes soon.
I shall not require the extra undies you mention at the moment. Will you please mend my socks?
I wish you could get this letter before Monday, but unfortunately, I cannot do much about it.
It is very civil of E. W. to send a parcel to me & I will look out for it in the registered Cert.
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Since I wrote to you last we have moved as a crew into a Nissan hut. There are six of us together. The pilot reigns in his annex. We have a stove in the place but we have had no chance to light it last night.
Tonight we are free so propose going to Grimsby. If I can get away early I shall try & change the inner tube I bought for my bike the other day which was the wrong size.
Must say cheerio now. Am looking forward to seeing you on the 26th.
All my love,
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[front of envelope]
[postal stamp] GRIMSBY LINCS 6 PM 15 JAN 1944
Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson
191 Halifax Road



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22942.

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