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  • Collection: Hudson, Douglas

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Writes his job as postman and that sometimes sees what other have written on post cards. States that Douglas always has a smile and does not worry about anything, Reports all are well and looking forward to freedom.

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Letter to parents saying they are ready to depart but do not know where and when. Shows concern over uncertainty and writes of regard for parents and they should not worry about him. Telegram announces that he has arrived at Emsworth near Portsmouth…

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Writes that he has received correspondence from home and from pen friends. States he cannot write to the latter as he is only allowed two letters a month. Explains that he cannot say a great deal in letters and that politics are taboo. Explains about…

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Explains that he has not been able to write to all as he has used allowance of letters to parents. Says that there he can tell apart from assuring them that he keeping well. Mentions summer weather and that they had been able to keep cool indoors.…

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Writes about moving from El Kef to Médéa in Algeria. New arrangements organised for internees by American and British governments with cooperation of French. Explains that conditions are much better that at El Kef where they were very rough. They…

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A repetition of previous letter but this one was sent via the American Consul in Algiers

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Writes that he has received many letters and discusses the time some have taken and different post options. Mentions finances and that conditions in new location are much improved. Catches up with family news and discusses weather in North Africa.

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Intends sending letter by air mail through American consul in Algiers. Encourages them to send letter to him by air mail which takes three weeks as opposed to several months by other means. Commiserates with their difficulties, discusses finances and…

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Writes a lot about mail received and sent and options for post. States that air mail is best despite expense. Discusses weather, climate and the local countryside. Mentions his French language problems.

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Writes of successful quick exchange of cables. Has sent them many letters by various means. They now have more liberty and can walk around. They are staying in normal hotel with shared bedrooms. Weather is cold because of height at present. Cannot…

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Writes of mail received and that he is happy they are now settled as constant moving made addressing letters to them difficult. Writes that he has been walking in local countryside and about the weather which is still quite cool as he has only just…

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Writes of letters received from them and other relations. Discusses mail situation. Discusses their new house and talks a little of life in his new situation.

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Acknowledges receipt of letters. Hopes they are settling in new house.Talks of chocolate, red cross and their status as prisoners of war in Tunisia. Notes price of cigarettes is much cheaper in Algeria that in England. Says he is expecting to go to…

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Had received letter from them and sorry to hear mother was ill. Concerned over possible gaps in mail. Went to Algiers for two day, tried to get clothes but very difficult. Describes Algiers city and weather. Sorry to hear old school master was victim…

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Notes that he has been moved to a new location , camp at Aumale, which is under previous harsher regime. It is better that El Kef but was a surprise after the freedom of Médéa. Has received cable but cannot cable new address as American consul has…

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Most of the letter concerns post with catalogue of mail sent and received and shows concern that some was missing/delayed. due to multiple address changes at both ends. Suggests that they send mail to him via the American consul in Algiers.

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Glad that things have settled down and suggest they now mail him via some people at the British post office Tangier. Despite their anxiety that their mail has reached him he has received over 40 letters from them. Goes on to discuss mail strategies.…

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Envelope addressed to Mr Hudson in Salford marked 'Important'.

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Informs H E Hudson that his son Sergeant James Douglas Hudson of 101 Squadron is missing, his aircraft having failed to return from training flight over the sea on 27 August 1940.

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Telegram from records Ruislip to Mr Hudson regret inform that Sergeant Hudson reported missing 27 August 1940

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Telegram from Ruislip to Mr Hudson reporting his son, Sergeant Hudson iinterned in Tunisia marked 'Priority'.

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Confirms information in previous telegram, information from American Consul in Tunis that son previously reported missing is interned and safe in Tunisia

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Observer’s and air gunner’s flying log book for Douglas Hudson, navigator, covering the period from 15 May 1943 to 20 July 1945. It states, ‘original log book lost on operations 27 August 1940’. Detailing his flying training, operations flown…

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Flying note book for number 130, B squad, course A2, covering the period from 17 November 1939 to 2 February 1940. Detailing his training as a navigator. He was stationed at Prestwick. Aircraft flown were, Fokker F22, F36 and Anson.

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Progressive score card for Douglas Hudson
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