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EDoughtyJCDoughtyW[Date]-05.pdf
Writes about her lack of leave and that he has had photographs taken. Comments on his new camp and going into local town (Selby) for a meal. Continues with chat about his activities and that he was on a dispersed drome living in Nissen huts an long…

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Writes of some of his activities and the antics of his companions during initial training.

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Reports the result of the investigation carried out by the RAF missing research and enquiry service in Germany. States his aircraft crashed after combat with fighter and crew were buried in common communal grave at Rehborn. Advisees that remains of…

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Writes that they had now completed 13 [..] trips and he had seen Paris in broad daylight. States that nights operation had been cancelled. The trips he enjoyed were those in support of the Army. Mentions Caen and the beach head. States he felt he was…

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Thanks her for her letter. Relates story of forced landing in Wales due to engine trouble. Comments on his current camp being good but that they got no days off, just 10 days leave every eight weeks. Had good recent leave,

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Writes that he was home on leave. Apologises for not sending card on her birthday as he had had to force land in Anglesey. Comments on activities at home.

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Asks her not to reply as he might be posted shortly. Writes of his last leave. Short letter as he was off to tea parade.

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Writes about leave and comments that flying was just a bind, just like sitting in a car and going along but more uncomfortable. Talks about her ambitions of transferring to the navy.

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Thanks her for letter and parcel. Was glad she liked photograph. Comments that he had started the real work now. Mud and snow had hardened up but had trouble getting transport to nearest town. Was getting expert and hitchhiking.

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Says he was enclosing note paper for her. Ask her opinion on his photograph tinting. Writes of upcoming board and leave, Says he was off to tea in the NAAFI.

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Thanks her for letter and parcel. Writes he was on the last lap of training and now on the Halifax Mk 3. Sates letter short as he need to study engines he had not done before.

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Writes he has not much news. Comments on daily activities. Asks her to let him know what she thinks of the dog and is annoyed it was chosen without them being there.

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Writes that had not replied to her letter but it had only just arrived (envelope enclosed showing address changes chasing him around). Comments on his training activities which include swimming and dinghy drill.

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Catches up with news. Comments on lack of activity, just doing guard duty. Mentions being allowed in the Church Army.

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Writes that he had not been posted but hoped to go soon. Mentions his activities and new arrivals. Comments on recent university air squadron coming to his location and their duties.

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Thanks her for cigarettes she sent. States he is on a weeks holiday. Writes of receiving news from friend who was in hospital. Continues with other news of friends.

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General gossip and catching up with news of friends. (Eric training in Canada). Tells story of boss eyed work mate.

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Apologises for delayed reply. Not much news. Announces coming home next Thursday. Very close to end of training.

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Thanks her for parcel. Not much news. Comments on weather and PT, running in local area. States he was going on Halifax.

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Thanks her for postal order. Writes of his routine during training in Torquay. Mentions recent journey back to base.

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Jimmy Doughty's mother writes to his sister Iris of receiving her postcard and acknowledging that she was staying on holiday for a week. Comments that Jimmy had just left to go back after leave. Concludes with family gossip. This was Jimmy Doughty's…

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This is Franks account of the events leading up to, his ejection from Javelin XH836 and the subsequent time he spent in the jungle before his rescue. These events occurred when he was a sqdn ldr nav/rad on No 60 Squadron based at Tengah, FEAF,…

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Letter written urging Patti to get well soon.

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Describes the events around the receiving of information about Frank's accident (he ejected from his Javelin in Singapore.)

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Letter expresses relief that Frank is recovering after ejecting from a Javelin in Singapore. She wishes them every happiness and a merry christmas.
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