Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie



Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie


Hopes that he would be home in three weeks and that he had only another three subjects to go. Mentions going to airfield to run up a Blenheim's engines.




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Three page handwritten letter and envelope


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[postmark Barry, Glamorgan. 14 October 1943] [postage stamp]

[underlined] W [/underlined] 206227. Pte Doughty. W,
Joseph Johnson’s Hostel,
Crescent St,

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[underlined] 1 [/underlined]

Hut J. 8. 2. Squadron,
No 1. Aircrew Training Wing
RAF Stn. St. Athens,
S. Wales.

Dear Win,

Sorry I have been such a long time replying, but I’ve been pretty busy these days.

Well. [deleted] I [/deleted] if my luck holds good I should be home in 3 weeks time. I been pretty lucky so far & have only another 3 subjects to go through before going on leave, and boy will that be the day.

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We went out on the drome Monday and ran up a “Blenheim”, 2 engine bomber to you. It was quite good siting [sic] there, speeding the engines up & watching various pressure & temperature dials, but unfortunatly [sic] we dont [sic] get that very often.

Well I havent [sic] any news for you but I thought I better write before your full wrath descended upon my humble head, (at the moment the aforsaid [sic] article is spinning with gears, oil, pressure, gauges, props, & bearings).

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Incidently [sic] the afore mentioned “Blenheim” is the same type of crate as that Albert used to fly.

Well thats [sic] all for now,


[underlined] Jim [/underlined]


J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 28, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38987.

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