Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

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Letter from Donald Baker to his mother

Description

Writes that he arrived in Glasgow a week ago and returning to Wolverhampton to report to RAF Cosford for medical following Tuesday. Catches up with family news and writes of activities visiting relatives in Scotland. Mentions that he was inoculated against yellow fever while passing through London. Says he would be home in three weeks.

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1945-06-11

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Three page handwritten airmail letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20173

Transcription

11.6.1945
My Dearest Mother,
I arrived here a week ago yesterday and am returning to Wolverhampton on Tuesday (leaving here this evening for a night trip to London.) We have to report to Cosford R.A.F. station (near Wolverhampton for a thorough medical, not that I feel in need of anything of the sort, but its just as well to make quite sure that Im [sic] sound in mind & limb.
Have had a very restful week up here – Aunt Nellie insisted on my having breakfast in Bed every morning. The weather has been pretty poor most of the time so have spent most of the time in front of the fire. Have spent two afternoons down in [deleted] Glasgow [/deleted] Bridge of Weir with Babs who has a small car to do her rounds in, so she drove me around the countryside somewhat.
Aunt Isabel is pretty fit and has been trying to convince me that Scotland is the country to live in.
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However even the much vaunted Highlands are not much compared with our Eastern Districts what say you. Anyway perhaps the weather is against Scotland.
Babs took me to the Banks of the Clyde & we saw Greenock on the left, Dumbarton on the right & Ben Lomond straight ahead (through the mist.) She is staying in a very nice house which is a good advertisement for the medical profession.
The Tullochs & I went to “tea” with the Dunns yesterday and they are coming to get their own back this afternoon, as a sort of send off – dont [sic] know whether or not Babs will be able to come or not. Jim Dunn has aged a lot and seems to feel very sorry for himself at times, and is not such a cheerful bird as when he came to Rhodesia
He has presented me with a set of [deleted] dessert [/deleted] “desert tools” (dessert spoons) to give to Harry for a wedding
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present.
When passing through London on my way here I was inoculated against yellow fever and also vaccinated, and the latter is causing me a bit of discomfort. We have to wait two weeks after the inoculation before leaving England which will almost certainly be by aircraft and I should be on my way to see you again about the middle of next week.
Which means that I shall probably be home again within three weeks at the latest. Anyway shall telegram you on the day I leave.
Cheerio again the ‘noo.
Much love to you all from
Donald.
P.S. received all the cables & two letters from you also one from Jack.
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BY AIR MAIL
AIR LETTER
IF ANYTHING IS ENLCOSED THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT BY ORDINARY MAIL.
[date stamp]
[postage stamp]
MRS. C. BAKER
“CHARLTON”
INYAZURA
S. RHODESIA.
S. AFRICA.
Sender’s name and address:-
F/LT. DONALD A. BAKER
6 WILTON GDNS
GLASGOW

Citation

D A Baker, “Letter from Donald Baker to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25777.

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