Letter to David Donaldson from his father

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Letter to David Donaldson from his father

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Congratulates on promotion to acting squadron leader. Catches up with family news mentioning wife Joyce coming to lunch. Writes of his activities.

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1941-12-07

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Four page handwritten letter

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Fritham
Sun 7/12/41
THE ELMS,
42 PEAR TREE AVENUE,
BITTERNE,
SOUTHAMPTON.
Dear David
We were so glad to hear from your Mrs that yr Promotion to Actg Squn Lr had been confirmed & I now write to congratulate you on your extra half stripe of which you have every right to be jolly proud.
It was very nice having Joyce to launch the boat on Thursday. As your mother says she
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looked so nice and dignified & Ian heard what she said right at the other end of the stand.
I am afraid I started her off rather soon before they stopped talking but all the same it was a very successful launch & we were both very proud of our daughter-in-law & we only wished you could have been present.
Ian is here for the W.E. & went for a ride & we had my birthday lunch
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[inserted] Will send you some photos [/inserted]
at the Compton Arms
I wonder how Norman is getting on at Cambridge & what will happen as regards his going there or what he will do. I gather he wd like to go into signals wk. wd. be all right if he had some one to talk for him
[underlined] In Confidence[/underlined] the name of the ship is Nepal & an old general
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gave [word deleted] a lecture – but you will have heard all this
We had a sandwich [inserted] buffet [/inserted] lunch at the Polygon which was rather a success as one could trot around & talk to people instead of being tied to one or two people all the time. It was also more appropriate to War Time
Things look brighter in Russia & hopeful in Africa
Yr affect Parent
T. Donaldson

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T Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/14957.

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