Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes about meeting a journalist who asked for some deatils about her son who had been awarded the DFC. Mentions newspaper cuttings which she had enclosed one being close to her account. Catches up with news and gossip. Four newspaper cuttings attached: 1. Lancashire Daily Post - Nelson DFC with account of Douglas Hudson DFC. 1. Daily Telegraph - Nelson DFC and account. 3. Leader - DFC Awards including Douglas Hudson. 4. Burnely Express - Pilot Officer J D Hudson awarded the DFC, account and photograph. Mentions internment and taking part in invasion.




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Two page handwritten letter, envelope and four newspaper cuttings


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Pilot Officer J.D. Hudson D.F.C.
Officers’ Mess
R.a.F. [sic] Station
Nr Doncaster
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Mrs [obscured word]
191 [two obscured words]

[inserted] Tues. 19th Sept. [underlined] D.F.C [/underlined] [/inserted]

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[inserted] 4th supplement. Tuesday 5th Sept 1944 [/inserted]

[inserted] Dated 8. Sept. 1944 [/inserted]

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191 Halifax Rd.
Nelson Lancs.

Sat. 23/9/44

My dear Douglas.

Presently Dad & I are going into town so I will post my letter to you, that it may arrive first post Monday.

The “lines” enclosed are the result of my talk with a “journalist” in Rycroft’s newsagent’s shop on Thurs. a.m. I called in for the Guardian & was told “this gentleman is waiting to see you.” He introduced himself as a journalist & would I mind giving a few particulars about my son who had been awarded the D.F.C. He said he represented Provincial newspapers.

The cuttings enclosed are the result. = The Leader account being nearest to my statement. Why must they chop & change an account & thereby

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present inaccuracies. Is there such a word.? It looks funny.

Anyhow. you’ve got a line all right. These cuttings are from the Burnley Express. The Lancashire Post. The Northern Daily Telegraph & The Leader. Have ordered more copies of the Burnley Express with the intention of sending one to Miss Thornton, Mrs Baggaley. Mrs Tatham & John. Is that in order.?

Next week if all’s well I hope to settle down to my normal routine. Have had a bit of running around since you went away & the result has been no washing day. So it will be a case of “sleeves up” on Monday. & I must hope for a nice day. Today is cold & unsettled & [indecipherable word] not [indecipherable word] to do any gardening.

Good bye now. Always all our love & thoughts & prayers from Mother & Dad.

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[inserted] newspaper cutting [/inserted] [inserted] Northern Daily Telegraph [/inserted]

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[inserted] newspaper cutting [/inserted] [inserted] Leader [/inserted]

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[inserted] newspaper cutting [/inserted] [inserted] Burnley Express [/inserted]



J D Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23832.

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