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Informs them that Donald arrived in London and is very fit.

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Sends that he arrived in London very fit, letter follows.

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Advises son arrived in London looking very fit.

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Sends Donald liberated well, expect him here soon.

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Quotes a cable from air ministry that Donald Baker was promoted to flight lieutenant with effect from 26 June 1942.

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Sends Donald still alive, thank god.

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Confirms that message was sent to her quoting a message from her son that said from senior British officer, Stalag Luft 3 on behalf of her son that there was no truth in any information of his death.

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Confirms that their son, previously reported as having died was now reported to be in the best of health.

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Sends 'sorry similar news, Baggett inquiring particulars Geneva advised done'.

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Send that parcels of books and cigarettes have been sent to P/O Baker. Asks for prisoner of war number and address.

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Sends greeting to all.

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Informs her they have forwarded letter to her son and gives his address at Dulag Luft.

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Informs him that they have heard from the red cross that his son was a prisoner of war.

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Informs her that they have no news of her son's whereabouts. Asks for his details and suggests they write to Geneva or she send telegram.

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Writes that he arrived in Glasgow a week ago and returning to Wolverhampton to report to RAF Cosford for medical following Tuesday. Catches up with family news and writes of activities visiting relatives in Scotland. Mentions that he was inoculated…

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Writes that he would be leaving for Rhodesia in a couple of weeks and have option of sea or air. Mentions visiting relatives in Somerset and catches up with family news and tells of activities. Also mentions a visit to Torquay to see friends. Says…

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First letter since arriving in England after liberation. Gives account of liberation after a three week march from last camp. Writes that the weather had been good and they had had Red Cross parcels and plenty of cigarettes. Describes activities back…

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Thanks them for present of cigarettes and tobacco. Good to hear that tobacco crops had been good that year.

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Speculates over future and says he was looking forward to getting to farm with Harry again and it was disappointing watching the years go by in a prisoner of war camp. Says he was still reading about agriculture.

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Writes that he would be thinking of them both on their birthdays. Asks what they would like him to buy them as present in England when he was released.

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Asks for suggestions of what he could get as a present for his parents in England, once he got out.

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Reports arrival of letters dated January and comments on news about Christmas at home and other news.

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Reports arrival of latest letters. Speculates over when they could get to England after the war and whether he will be sent directly home. Mentions land settlement and passes on news of a friend.

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Note that letter was undated but thinks it was December 1944. Says he was thinking of them on their birthdays. Asks them about their holiday in Cape Town and arranging for him to be sent a sweater. Speculates on future and catches up with other…
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