Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

Description

Writes that he was home on leave. Apologises for not sending card on her birthday as he had had to force land in Anglesey. Comments on activities at home.

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Date

1944-06-07

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One page handwritten letter and envelope

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EDoughtyJCDoughtyW440607

Transcription

[postmark Ilford, Essex 7 June 1944] [postage stamp]

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

[page break]

1386802 Sgt. Doughty
c/o No. 2. Sgts Mess
R.A.F. Pocklington
Yorks

7-6-‘44

Dear Winnie,

At the moment I’m home on leave, but the above is my new address. I’m sorry I have not written for so long, but I will not make any excuses as I know you won’t believe them, although I think of some pretty good one’s [sic] at times.

I’m sorry I was unable to send you a card on you [sic] birthday but, (this is genuine) we had a forced landing on the isle of Anglesea [sic] in Wales & the village merely contained about for [sic] houses a pub (naturally) & a small school, so I was not able to obtain one.

Still I hope you can find some [deleted] g [/deleted] use for the enclosed, (& not beer) sorry its late but it might come in handy for some thing.

Afraid I was out on the beer last night & walked to Romford & back and at the moment am hardly in a fit state to write an intelligent letter (not that any of mine usually are, but a man can dream cant he).

Well we are [deleted] not [/deleted] now going out to give the town a treat,

Cheerio for now

Love

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]

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/38925.

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