Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Title

Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

Description

Writes that he had not been posted but hoped to go soon. Mentions his activities and new arrivals. Comments on recent university air squadron coming to his location and their duties.

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Date

1943-05-04

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EDoughtyJCDoughtyW430504

Transcription

[postmark St. John’s Wood 4 MAY 1943] [postage stamp]

W/206227 Pte. Doughty W.,
“B” Coy. A.T.S.,
31, Highfield St.
Leicester.

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1386802. A.C.2.
4/94 Flight
C. Squadron,
R.A.F. Station
6 Hall Rd,
Regents Park
N.W.8.

Dear Win,

As you can see I have not been posted after all, but I hope to go saturday. [sic]

At the moment the remains of us are doing nothing but gaurds, [sic] and wasting time in general so we are all more than cheesed.

A crowd of new jeeps rolled in today, talking loudly of

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their valuable A.T.C. training etc., but they will be shaken out of that stage soon.

We had a university air sqdn. come to our place, and their first weeks duty consisted [deleted] souly [/deleted] soley [sic] of cook house fatigues, and corridor and general cleaning, boy have their colledge [sic] accents got dust on now.

Well all for now

Best Luck

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]

[pencil drawing of the head of a broom]

Me behind my broom

Citation

J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38916.

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