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 her letter. Relates story of forced landing in Wales due to engine trouble. Comments on his current camp being good but that they got no days off, just 10 days leave every eight weeks. Had good recent leave,

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Date

1944-08-16

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EDoughtyJCDoughtyW440618

Transcription

[postmark] [postage stamp]

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

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

18-6-44

Dear Winnie,

Thank you for the letter, glad you managed to get some thing you wanted with the money, I couldn’t think of any thing to buy you.

The landing at Anglesea [sic] happened when we were at our last station, we had some engine trouble.

It seems to me you have a pretty good time at the expense of the Institute, well if they have any more spare money & want a deserving cause to get rid of it on, just give them my address.

The camp I’m at now is pretty good, but the only trouble is we do not get any days off, but instead we [deleted] get [/deleted] get 10 days leave every [deleted] six [/deleted] [inserted] eight [/inserted] weeks, I guess you joined the wrong

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outfit.

We had a pretty good leave & went to Jack’s wedding first & then proceeded to give London the once over.

I now have a few French & one German trip to my credit, so I feel a proper operational type now.

Thats [sic] the lot for now,

Best of Luck

[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/38926.

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