Letter from Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan



Letter from Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan


Writes about contents not to bother with in food parcels. Writes of not flying for 14 days and other activities. A large part of this letter was damaged and is unreadable.




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Four sided handwritten airmail letter


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A436464 P/O P.J. HOGAN

Dear Marie,

So as not to lose on the sterling value I [indecipherable words] home a letter money shortly. If [indecipherable words] later send home for [indecipherable words] has gone down other
[indecipherable words] £15 in every £20 I have [indecipherable words] not yet decided [indecipherable words] & if so how [indecipherable words] at the [indecipherable words] but I [indecipherable words] before I leave.

Re Christmas [indecipherable words] there is much you can send [indecipherable words] We now have RAAF canteens & we can [indecipherable word] up to £5 worth of goods per [indecipherable words] Hence don’t bother about cakes or [indecipherable words] It includes fruit & everything you [indecipherable word] imagine. Besides we’ll either go [indecipherable words] or get cracking very shortly [indecipherable word] we will be out of this country more often than in it. When here we will

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be on leave anyhow. As things are now I’m very cheesed at hanging around. I’ve not flown for 14 days & am wishing I could chuck it in. I went [indecipherable word] to London a couple of days & spent one night & met hundreds of blokes I know, mostly awaiting [indecipherable word] or working for civvy jobs over here – getting up to a tenner besides their service pay and allowances. Went to Hammersmith Palais which is now devoid [indecipherable word] yanks spent the night changing partners [indecipherable word] towns at home [indecipherable word] dance [indecipherable words] we were even getting topped in the last [indecipherable words] I saw Duffy’s [indecipherable words] in the [indecipherable words] & Deborah Kerr.

[indecipherable words] & Carlton are playing off [indecipherable words] I’ll tip Santa. The [indecipherable words] are on their way to [indecipherable word] now but Australia are now still allow the [indecipherable words] over here. The last [indecipherable word] team have carried all before them then so have [indecipherable word] the swimming team. The [inserted] [indecipherable word] [/inserted] won at Henley last week & the

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touring rugby side easily won their first match last Saturday. However Horace [indecipherable word] hasn’t been doing too well.

Glad you got in on [indecipherable words] you all down in the [indecipherable words] exams! By the way I’ve recently [indecipherable word] home about 8 envelopes containing about [indecipherable word] or 70 snaps. I was [indecipherable word] to start an album [indecipherable word] me.

Don’t know anything yet when about when well be [indecipherable word] . On leave I guess I should be discharged soon after my months leave when I get home.

The political situation I would [[indecipherable words] stems a bit [indecipherable words] the big [indecipherable words] feeling [indecipherable words] if working a little hard [indecipherable words] pink or as near to it as [indecipherable words] forget now if you are taking [indecipherable words] I’ll also have [indecipherable words] if you’ll get it please.

Regards & love to all, I’ll be seeing you


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P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31956.

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