Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Writes to congratulate him on achieving his 30 operations and says they are very proud of him. Eagerly awaiting his homecoming but know that it will be a strain to say goodbye to his companions. Mentions his father's reception of the good news and that it brought relief and pride to them.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-08

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD440608

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[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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[inserted] Am going to the “Grand” to see Jane Eyre this afternoon a little celebration on my own.

191 Halifax Rd.
Nelson Lancs/.
Thursday noon 8/6/44

My dear Douglas.

Congratulations on achieving your 30. You know, love, I just can’t think what to say. The news which Dad brought last night was very wonderful. & as I have told you before we are very proud of you = & more than that, so very happy in your love & thought for us. Now we eagerly await your home coming. I know it will be a severe strain on you to say Goodbye your old companions & to good old Rooster who has done such a grand job. But I know, too, that you will bring away many happy memories, - & the great joy of labour & service attempted & achieved. Of course I am

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eager to know what your new duties will be but the days pass very quickly & you will soon be home now & will tell us all the news.

Dad was very excited to bring me such good news last night & he asks me to tell you he was very sorry he could scarcely hear you speaking. He said your voice was just like a whisper a very long way off. But, as I said, he [underlined] was [/underlined] able to hear the grand news, that has brought so much relief & pride to us.

Now I must say Goodbye love & write a line to Auntie Maud for her birthday tomorrow, I think she is 61.

Always all our love & thoughts & prayers are with you & may peace come quickly & bring happiness & content to everyone. Mother & Dad.

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P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23829.

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