Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Title

Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Few lines to let her know he is OK. Still near Oxford but should be finished soon. Should get leave before reporting to new station. Writes that he had been crewed up and describes crew as one Rhodesian, an Australian observer, a wireless operator from Southern Ireland and and English gunner. Mentions other mail he had received. Mentions going to Oxford but that it was expensive.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-08-18

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Format

Four page handwritten letter

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SBakerDA19210428v20040

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Transcription

R.A.F. STATION,
UPPER HEYFORD,
OXFORD.
TELEPHONE:- BICESTER 197.
Monday
Aug. 18.9.41.
My Dearest Mother,
Just a few lines to let you know that I am keeping well and happy.
Am still stationed near Oxford but should be finished fairly soon and then probably a weeks
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leave before reporting to the new station.
Have now been “crewed up” and quite a cosmopolitan crew. One Rhodesian, an Australian observer, a wireless operator from Southern Ireland and an English Gunner.
Have not heard from you for quite a while now but expect there’ll be something soon. Have received two parcels from you
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which I forgot to mention previously and for which many thanks.
Had a letter from Babs Tulloch the other day and she says they are all keeping well and that she is very busy.
A letter from Uncle Jim Dunn had no news whatever, but a lot of good advice
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and prayers etc.
Well dear mother, have no more news this week so will close with much love to you all, from your loving son
Donald.
P.S. Have been to Oxford a couple of times but it is rather an expensive please so will have to “lay off.”

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 14, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25584.

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