Letter from Pat Hogan to his father



Letter from Pat Hogan to his father


Writes about mail received and sent. Getting plenty of flying despite weather. Mentions that cricket is the rage on the station and has had a few games including international with the Australians on top. Catches up with other gossip.




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One page handwritten letter


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To:- Mr D. H. Hogan
67 Chapel St.,
Bendigo Vic

[date stamped Jun 1944]

Sgt HOGAN P.J. RAAF [indecipherable word] London. 12-6-44

Dear Dad,

It is a little over the week since I last wrote if my memory serves me correctly and in that I’ve received some of your airforce mail written soon after I left as well as airgraphs from Jim and Eileen and Maisie. Things are much the same as ever. We are [three unreadable words] and getting plenty of flying despite the weather which is pretty lousy.

Cricket is all the rage on this station at the moment. I’ve had several minor games but [deleted word] also put on plenty of international matches and the Australians are well on top. Particularly as Bill Baker, [two unreadable words] arrived recently along with [unreadable word] other family good men. The combined RAAF team won one match and got trounced in the second against Hammond and the rest of them down [two unreadable words]. Maurice [two unreadable words] is still here and again wishes to be remembered to you. My pal, Jack [unreadable name] had an experience the other day when he [two unreadable words] in the sea and was adrift in a dinghy for a while before being picked up. Pleased to hear [two or three unreadable words] and the rest of you are recovering from [two or three unreadable words] don’t think I could scrape another page. Pat




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