Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 14. Writing after getting up at lunchtime having been on duty previous night. Writes that the boys and he are all OK. Mentions that he hopes to get into town that evening but his finances were reduced by £3 on the night of the Berlin operation. Comments that he has obtained some razor blades which he will send to father. Mentions weather and catches up with news and gossip. Writes that his friend from Skipton was missing from the last Frankfurt trip. Catches up with more of his news and that his commission should be through by the end of the week.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road.
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[underlined] Letter No. 14. [/underlined]
Monday. 1. pm.
My Dear Mother & Dad,
I am writing to you again under the usual conditions. I have only just had lunch as I got up at mid-day having been on duty on Sunday night.
The boys & I are all O.K. & we hope to be able to go into town tonight. Unfortunately my financial status was reduced by £3 on the night of the Berlin raid. However, I shall manage all right.
Today I managed to get some razor blades & I will send them on to Dad when I get the chance.
I expect John & Mrs. Clayton will be with you now & you will be having a fine old natter.
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Yesterday we had some very warm weather. It was very pleasant & the temperature was as high as many a May day.
I expect Jack Duffett will return today from his 16 days leave. I am wondering if he will be attached to S.H.Q. here.
You will be sorry to hear that my friend from Skipton is missing from the last Frankfurt trip. He was quite young & married. Monty came out of hospital today with his stomach complaint cured. Been drinking too much beer I suppose.
The Orderly Room said our commission (The other navigator & myself) will probably be through by the end of the week – this is probably a guess. A. M. work wierdly [sic] & slowly.
‘Bye for now. All my love & best wishes as ever.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 19, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22981.

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