Letter from David Boldy to his father

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Title

Letter from David Boldy to his father

Description

Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about life in a Royal Air Force station near Nottingham, going dancing and his first operations.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-12-10

Contributor

Janice Waller

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EBoldyDABoldyAD411210

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Transcription

923995 Sgt. D.A. Boldy,
10th Dec. 1941

My darling Dad,

Thanks awfully for your letter. Sorry to hear about Dan Joseph. Hope he recovers soon.

Have had a fairly hectic time here for the first time since we have returned from S.Africa. Though it is difficult to get out of this camp we do manage to somehow. Nottingham about 16 miles from the camp is a jolly fine place & full of fun. Ajan & I are friendly with two young married girls who we go dancing with. The mother in law of one of them usually puts us up for the night. She is very nice. My partner is a rather neat little blonde, though a bit spoilt & rather shallow. Quite good fun to go dancing with.

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I am going up to London in a couple of days for 48hrs. It is better than nothing. I am due some leave in a month.

We had rather a hectic trip a couple of nights ago. A fighter intercepted us & at that moment my turret – [sic] stopped functioning but we came home safely. Haven’t operated much lately. Still the hours are piling up slowly.

No more to-day Dad.
God bless you.
Lots of love
Dave.

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Citation

David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/517.

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