Letter from David Boldy to his mother

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother

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Letter from David Boldy to his mother. Explains that he was staying at Bridgenorth for that week, whilst they rush the course. His crew had a rivalry with another the pilots at Uxbridge, which integrated various pranks.

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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[RAF Crest]

923995 A.C.2
Boldy. D.A.
Squad 22, Hut 25
No. 1 Squadron, No. 1 Wing
R.A.F. BRIDGENORTH
SALOP

Sunday, 19th

Mum darling,

We were up at 5 a.m. yesterday. We went to Paddington then came on here to Bridgenorth. The town itself is very dead but our Camp is good. The quarters are [deleted] new [/deleted] new and modern. The food is damn good. So good in fact that some of us had a second share today. We are only staying here a week – others stay about 3 or 4 weeks but Air Crew is rushing the whole course through in a week. We had quite an amazing journey. We played a bit of Pontoon at which I made a few shillings. We also persuaded three girls to join us even though the

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carriage had R.A.F. only written on it. I don’t know where we are going after this place. We have busy lives here. Up at six and work goes on with a couple of breaks till 6.30 p.m.

The address of the place is exactly as I have written it above. The last day you can write to me is Friday as it causes inconvenience if letters arrive after we move to another station.

The Pilots at Uxbridge were glad to be rid of us & we of them. They messed up our beds when we arrived back on Friday. Anyway they had a lovely surprise in store for them when they came back from breakfast as we left the bed clothes which had been made; all over the place, also their brushes etc. made the room look like Hampstead Heath on bank holiday.

No more to-day. Love to Steve
Love Dave.

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David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/684.

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