Letter from Donald Baker to his mother



Letter from Donald Baker to his mother


Catches up with home news but states unable to get home for weekend because of part time training. Discusses callup situation and that he is hoping to get in with a draft of recruits being sent overseas. Mentions writing to the air force. States he is teaching a woman to do his job and mentions his difficulties doing this.


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Two page handwritten letter


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Rhodesia Railways. Ltd.
Chief Accountant’s Office,
P.O. BOX 603.
My Dearest Mother,
Thank you so much for your letter received yesterday. Am glad to hear you are all keeping fit and that you managed to get down to Chipinga to see Phyllis. Hope she is keeping fit.
I don’t expect I shall be able to get home for Rhodes & Founders as we have to do this Part Time training all over the weekend. I was hoping to be called up this week as last week the General Manager wrote & said I was being called up on the first of July or soon afterwards so that seems more hopeful. However I am trying to get in with a draft of recruits who are being sent overseas, but have not heard anything, although I wrote up last Saturday to the Air Force. I am sorry about this weekend but its no use trying to get out of it as I know one chap who has seen the magistrate, adjutant and Colonel to try & get off for the weekend
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but they just wont [sic] let him off.
I am teaching a new woman to do my job so am pretty busy. It’s a hang of a job because she is new to the work and every little thing has to be explained and I am not by any means an eloquent orator.
Heard from Jack the other day He is very well & wanted me to go there this weekend, but can’t manage it.
Well dear Mother must close with much love to you all.
Your loving son



D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25536.

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