Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Title

Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

Description

Thanks her for letter and parcel. Writes he was on the last lap of training and now on the Halifax Mk 3. Sates letter short as he need to study engines he had not done before.

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Date

1944-01-04

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EDoughtyJCDoughtyW440104

Transcription

[postmark Barry, Glamorgan 4 Jan 1944] [postage stamp]

W/206227, Pte. Doughty W,
c/o Mrs Williamson,
Frog Island P.O.
Leicester.

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Hut B1. 4 Squadron,
No. 2. Aircrew Training Wing
St. Athens
Glams
S. Wales.

Dear Win,

Thank you for the letter, & if you were not at home when my letter arrived, thank you very much for your parcel.

As you can see from the above address I am now on the last lap. I am finally on a Halifax Mk 3, the latest plane off the production line, & the best, my pay has also gone up now to 5/- a day.

I am afraid I can make this

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a very long letter as I have bags of genning to do, this plane having engines which we have not done before, & I’ve got to know something about them.

Well next one Ill [sic] try & increase a bit,

Well all for now

Love

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]

P.S. How did you get [indecipherable words] I [indecipherable words] have been giving you some duff gen.

Jim

Citation

J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38920.

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