Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Writes that he has had no letter but suspects ship sunk. Little to report, had done a little flying and ready to go solo weather permitting. Preparing for final ground exams and once done - posting to another station for advanced training. However, need to do 42 hours before moving on. Reports mail from friends and passes on news. Mentions films seen and going out to dance but that there was nothing to do in Brough.

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1941-02-12

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Three page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20026

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[Royal Air Force crest]
Usual Address.
12.2.41.
My Dearest Mother,
No letter from you for over 3 weeks now but suppose we will hear soon that a ship has been sunk. However I hope you are all well and that the delay has not been caused by you being ill or anything like that.
There is practically nothing to report since last I wrote. Am still keeping fit and have been able to do a little flying so that am ready to go solo now weather permitting. Have done about 8 hours now which is just about average
We are busy preparing for the final ground exam for this course. Actually we should only be here for 6 weeks at the end of which we
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do the finals and having passed them we are sent on to another station for more advanced training However we shall be here for a good long time longer than 6 weeks as we are supposed to do 42 hours flying here before going on to the next station and in five weeks we have only managed to do an average of about 8 hours.
Had a letter from Babs Tulloch ‘tother [sic] day. She said they were all keeping fit and that she was still working hard. She said that they had had another parcel from you. When I was there they seemed to think the world of the tea you had sent. Uncle Jim Dunbar was fairly fit after another lapse at Christmas time. I also received a pair of woollen knitted gloves from her
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Saw Erol Flynn in a very good bio in Hull last week. “The Sea Hawk” it was called. Also went to an enjoyable dance in the evening. There is nothing to do in Brough so we always have to go Hull for any entertainment
Well dear Mother there is no more news so will have to close with much love to you all and hoping to receive a letter soon.
Your loving son
Donald.

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D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25571.

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