Letter from David Boldy to his mother



Letter from David Boldy to his mother


Letter from David Boldy to his mother. Thanks her for some tennis balls, and informs her about a variety show that he had attended. Mentions that the flight sergeant was impressed with their flight drill but not with their rifle drill.




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Two page handwritten letter


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[deleted] 923995, LAC, Boldy. D.A.
D Flight, No 3 Squadron,
No 5 I.G.W.
R.A.F. Torquay.
23rd August, 1940. [/deleted]

[inserted] from
59, Bathurst Mews,
Lancaster Gate,
London, W.2. [/inserted]

Mum, Darling,
Thanks very much for your letter no we had a quiet journey, no warning or anything like that. Thanks awfully for the tennis balls, they look very nice. I shall write to Steve when I have an opportunity.

We have all [deleted] got [/deleted] definitely got into the swim of things again, & are quite enjoying ourselves. Yesterday we went to a variety show at the Palladium. We had a grand time. Evelyn Laye sang & then came among the audience singing the new song “Go to it”. As no one would go up to her when she asked for someone we called her over. There was a sugestion [sic] that I should go but I thought not. Anyway Jimmy (the boy who had lunch with us) went up. She said one, two, three Go to it, Jimmy was speechless & cried help me D Flight. So the next time she [deleted] indecipherable word [/deleted] counted we yelled Go to it & she said Come in D Flight. It all caused great amusement. We then had half a pint at the Downs & went home.

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I phoned Myrtle to-day & we are going dancing tomorrow. She is the girl who was supposed to play as my partner but was late.

The Flight Sergeant took us in drill yesterday & was very pleased with the result. One of the new fellows looking on said “What a great Flight.” He wasn’t quite so pleased with our rifle drill today though.

I have got the photographs & will send them as soon as possible.

No more today as I want to post this.

[underlined] Love Dave [/underlined]



David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/683.

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