Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie



Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie


Thanks her for letter and parcel. Was glad she liked photograph. Comments that he had started the real work now. Mud and snow had hardened up but had trouble getting transport to nearest town. Was getting expert and hitchhiking.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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[postmark Selby, Yorkshire 9 March 1944] [two postage stamps]

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

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1386802 Sgt. Doughty,
c/o Sgts Mess.
R.A.F. Riccall
Nr. Selby

Dear Winnie,

Thanks very much for the parcel & the letters, although please don’t waste your oranges on me, as we get an orange ration ourselves down here.

I’m glad you like the photo, I cant pass any remarks on it, as I havent [sic] seen one yet.

We have started on the real work at last & don’t get so much spare time now, we are doing lectures this week, but start flying at the end of the week.

Now some of the mud & snow has hardened up a bit, its not at all bad here, the only trouble is getting transport to the nearest towns, but we are getting quite

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expert at hitch-hiking now,

(That way it also has the added attraction of costing nothing) out of all the journeys we have had so far the most we have had to pay is the fare back.

I’m afraid I havent [sic] much time at the moment so this will have to be pretty short, so until the next time,

Best of Luck,

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]


J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38922.

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