Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Title

Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

Description

Writes about leave and comments that flying was just a bind, just like sitting in a car and going along but more uncomfortable. Talks about her ambitions of transferring to the navy.

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Date

1944-04-22

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EDoughtyJCDoughtyW440422

Transcription

[postmark Selby, Yorkshire] [postage stamp]

W/206227, Pte Doughty,
Frog Island P.O.
Leicester.

[page break]

[Royal Air Force crest]

1386202.
c/o Sgts Mess,
R.A.F. Riccall,
Nr. Selby,
Yorks.

22-4-44.

Dear Win,

Thanks for the letter, you mention your leaves have been cancelled, but Ive [sic] already had a forty eight since my weeks leave so I don’t think ours are.

Admonishment:- Please do not talk about the “thrill of flying” as its just a bind, its just like sitting in a car & going along, [deleted] the [/deleted] only you can sleep more comfortably in a car than you can in a crate.

I see you have ambitions

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to be a sailor, when you remustering to the Wrens. The bloke who pulls those strapping great girls around in a boat must be nuts, you wouldn’t catch me doing it.

Well I’m flying shortly & as I have to go & get a parachute & harness & it’s a good 1/2 mile away I better get weaving

Cheerio for now,

Love

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]

Citation

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/38923.

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