Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from David Boldy to his father about joining the Air Raid Precautions (voluntary).




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59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London, W.2.,
8th March, 1940.

My darling Dad,

Thanks for your letters and all your news. I don’t mind you telling me things at all Dad. I have now got into A.R.P. with quite a swing. I have been to lectures and exercises and duty three times a week.

About going back to College, when war broke out both the Radio & papers announced that bots of conscription age should not go back as it would be useless. That would have been so had I decided to join anything other than the R.A.F. of course I could probably have got exemption on the grounds that I have a Colonial Domicile, but I should not have liked to do a thing like that. Raymond can carry on his studies because engineering is a reserved occupation.

I shall try & get a job a little later. I

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can always get farm work later.

In things like lodge don’t hesitate to spend the loot on the dress as it is both a [indecipherable] and perhaps may be useful.

Aunty Renee stayed a few days with us & then Uncle Ossy came. But you saw the ease of the Domala, there is definitely a certain amount of risk. Mum & I are having lunch with Uncle Ossy & Aunty Renee to-day. Steve is at the hospital doing his last exam: paper. After that he has only practical and a [indecipherable]. The results come out about the 20th.

Last evening I had Tea at Mrs. Kock’s flat. On Sunday we had Gwyneth to Tea at the flat. She was speaking in a debate on divorce and [deleted] was [/deleted] came to consult me! I lent her one of my law books, which gave a short but simple chapter of the legal side of divorce to-day. I met Ronnie who was down from Bristol. They will all be in town for Easter. No more to-day. God bless you. Love Dave.



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