Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Thanks her for parcel. Not much news. Comments on weather and PT, running in local area. States he was going on Halifax.

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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[postmark] [postage stamp]

W/206227, Pte. Doughty,
9, Princess Road,
Leicester.

[page break]

Hut J.8. 2 Squadron,
No. 1. Aircrew Training Wing,
R.A.F. Stn, St Athens,
Glams,
S. Wales

Dear Winnie,

Thanks very much for the parcel, although its very pleasant to receive cakes I’d sooner you hadn’t done it especialy [sic] as you are going back to Army food again, you might find a need for it yourself.

Well I haven’t any great news, nothing unusual happening.

The weather done [sic] here though seems determined to freeze every thing above ground, & running around the country side, these days dressed in shorts & slippers is no joke any longer, it takes the rest of the day to thaw out

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Up to the moment, I think I’m going on “Halibags” (Halifaxes to your), we spent the best part of the week inside one, & they seem pretty good crates.

Well I [deleted] kn [/deleted] now intend going to bed, to undo some of the [underlined] good [/underlined]?, my P.T. lessons have done. In other words get rid of a wonderful cold, contracted when doing the he-man stunt, in the wide open spaces, during icy conditions,

Well thats the lot for now,

Love

[underlined] Jim. [/underlined]

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J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38912.

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