Letter from Harold Dryhurst to Kaye Wagstaff

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Letter from Harold Dryhurst to Kaye Wagstaff

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Comments on her joining the service, Continues with news of acquaintance and general banter about her. Hopes to be home for her 21st. Mentions strict censorship.

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Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SDryhurstHG1332214v10013

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R.A.F. [underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[two rubber stamps]

Miss Kaye Wagstaff
Police Station
High Street,
Tring,
Hertfordshire
England

[page break]

Sgt. H. G. Dryhurst.
26,826
[rubber stamp] VIA STALAG LUFT 3

[page break]

You certainly surprise me with your news, in joining the Service; my opinion is that it is no place for any woman. Still, sentiment must be laid aside. Well I have a study complex at present. It appears that facilities afforded us are very encouraging, things will be unsettled for a while no doubt. You were asking about Bruce Bellfridge, we come into contact with him frequently, as [missing words] are controlled absolutely by our emotions, whether elation or depression but we get along.

You will look after yourself now, don't be irrational, I should imagine that aspect has already been discussed with you. A decent girl is sometimes spoiled in a most regrettable fashion.

I shall certainly have to be home for your 21st Kaye, I unfortunately passed mine here, it should be time enough though. You must appreciate censorship regulations, they are very strict. Have a “Happy Christmas”, I won't, still it's good to be English. So Long Kaye.
Lots of love,
[underlined] Jerry. [/underlined]. xxxx

Citation

H G Dryhurst, “Letter from Harold Dryhurst to Kaye Wagstaff,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28668.

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