Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Thanks him for previous two letters and notes that the numbers keep mounting. Proud of him that he emerged little changed from his time as internee in Africa. Say they are proud of his current service and looking to the future of his career. Concludes as she is expecting a visitor.

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Date

1944-06-05

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD440605

Transcription

[Envelope]
[post mark] [postage stamp]
Pilot Officer J. D. Hudson
Officers’ Mess
R.A.F. Station
Waltham
Lincs/. Nr Grimsby

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From
Mrs Hudson
191 Halifax Rd.
Nelson
Lancs/.

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191 Halifax Rd.
Nelson Lancs/.
Monday 10 a.m. 5/6/44

My dear Douglas.

Thank you very much for two precious letters 28 & Sunday received this morning. As the number is steadily mounting I just keep on looking forward to having you home again. We have been so very proud of you during the past months & grateful beyond telling that you emerged from that horrible prison in Africa so little changed. Our sole aim since you were born has been to give you happiness & I have been proud in deed that you have found it in your latest service. For the future I pray for courage, wisdom, & guidance for all of us. I do believe as Shakespeare wrote 300 years ago.

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“There’s a divinity that shapes our ends rough-hew them how we will”. I understand so well just how you feel about the change that appears to be imminent in your service career, but I feel confident that whatever sphere you enter, it will be, as always, in service that demands & receives the best you can give. And we shall just keep on being proud of you & sharing with you the joy of endeavour & success./. I am expecting Auntie Gladys in about 1/2 an hr. so will say Goodbye now. So glad to have a little news of John./. Always, day & night all our love & thoughts & prayers are with you & we are looking forward eagerly to your little holiday. From Mother & Dad.

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Citation

P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23827.

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