Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

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Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

Description

Writes of his activities and movements. Mentions he is glad they are in current location in the warm season as he imagined that the weather in Scotland would not be pleasant in winter. Comments on poor mail and catches up with family news. Poor photocopy.

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Date

1944-05-20

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHoganPJHoganDH440520

Transcription

803277
TO:- MR D. H. HOGAN
67 CHAPEL ST
BENDIGO
VICTORIA
AUSTRALIA
PAGE 1
[date stamp 20 MAY 1944]
Senders Address A436464 Sgt Hogan P.J RAAF AUSPO LONDON WC 2. 17-5-44
Dear Dad,
Since last writing you I’ve been around a bit. My days of living a life of luxury in classy hotels is a thing of the past. I was first posted to a fairly large station which didn’t appeal much although it had everything possible to make camp life pleasant and was far ahead of any other I’ve ever seen. I only lasted a couple of days there and will not yet commit myself [deleted] by [/deleted] so yet as far as the next phase is concerned. However it should be alright.
[indecipherable word] naturally left the majority of the boys but Brennan and old [indecipherable name] are still with me. Amongst the other Australians here is Maurice McNamara who is a wireless operator and wishes to be remembered to you all.
There is a little entertainment with a couple of dances and a picture show during the week and they have quite a decent sergeants mess. There is also a town not so very far off but according to all reports it is very small and not much shops. However we’ll not be worrying much about that for we will probably have plenty of work to keep us going and besides
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it wont hurt to save a little money. Thank God we are here in the warm season for I should imagine Scotland would not be very pleasant in winter – the winds are quite strong enough now and plenty cool in the bargain.
My mail is still not coming through too well as yet and I suppose it will take a while longer to catch up with over here. Enough of me! How are you all keeping at home? What happened with Uncle Jim and how is he? And what of the Brennan’s and the various other relatives round about? I’m still awaiting some definite news as to Dan’s actual whereabouts.
How are the cards treating you these days. I suppose you still have an occasional interest. You can pat me on the back for, although we are now right in the thick of the classes, young Pat hasn’t invested so much as a half-penny as yet. As a matter of fact they are usually over when I’m trying to pick them lately.
Tell the nipper to drop me a line, occasionally giving me the low down on the league football. Hoping you are not overworking yourself. I’ll write again soon. Love to you all, Pat.

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Citation

P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31837.

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