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Writes catching up with family news and his activities in India

Congratulates on birth of daughter and writes he would be honoured to be a god parent.

Order of service for confirmation service at Charterhouse school. Includes seating plan for candidates includes David Donaldson

Thanks him for birthday present and writes of others she has received. Penned by her mother

Writes of articles she is sending him. Thanks him for bicycle lamps. Catches up with family news.

Discusses family photographs. Writes about possible arrangements for daughter.

Discuses financial matters and gives examples to illustrate her spending requirements.

Writes about daughter Frances

Sends birthday wishes and discusses present. Catches up with family news and writes of daughter's activities. Reports on telephone calls from David's mother and relates the sequel to the toothpaste story recounted in the letter of 23 January.

Letter to David Donaldson from his wife Joyce telling him of plans for his nephew's christening. Also information about paying bills, and other domestic details including how their daughter lost 4 tubes of toothpaste.
Catches up with family news.…

Thanks him for letters and is sending books and and a shirt. Apologises that she cannot get to London due to work. Catches up with family news and mentions financial and health matters. Enjoyed brother Norman's letter and hopes he is enjoying new…

From wife Joyce discussing family matters. Says she is lonely and asks if she can come up to visit. Catches up with family news.

Discusses family finances. News of a movements of a mutual friend (Lavender – their daughter's godmother).

Christmas card with seasons greetings and writes of life in India including sports and drill. Catches up with family news.

Written from school; mentions limit on letters and censor. Goes on to describe recent activities.

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Written from school; wishes David happy birthday and congratulations on expecting a baby. Offers some banter about prospective child. Commiserates over David's health and writes about what Norman's plans and ambitions for service in the air force.…

Writes of visiting future parents-in-law and about and about author's new location. Catches up with news of acquaintances.

Written from Charterhouse wishing his father a happy birthday and asking if his present is satisfactory. He continues with comments on weather and school. Asks permission to buy a scarf. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by…

Writes about scarf, laundry and bicycle clips. Catches up with family and acquaintance news.

Relates trip to London and describes show at the Palladium and tea at the Canadian Beaver Club. Mentions some damage to buildings in London. Writes that that he has found an old toy engine at his billet for his son David. Talks of troops scheduled…

He is cross about his telegram going missing and he asks his wife to try and sort it out so that he can get his 9d back.


Catches up with family and writes of going to pictures. Mentions weather and snow. Comments on the work he has done and talks about life on the station. Mentions importance of his work on engines. Says he is off to French class.

He writes that he has returned back to camp and starts work in the morning.

Gwyn Price was living a rural lifestyle until he volunteered for the RAF. His dream was to train as an RAF pilot but since there was a surplus of pilots he chose to train instead as a flight engineer. On operations Gwyn observed the surreal feeling…
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