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Harrogate Herald - 30th June 1920

LAC H Kendall, 47 Squadron, RAF, Helwan, near Cairo, Egypt, writes :

Dear Mr Breare, Just a few lines to let you know my change of address. I am now back again with my squadron, after being up in Cairo for four months. You will no doubt remember me writing you when I first went there as outrider to Lord Allenby, which, I must say, was the very best job I have had in the whole of my Army career. I was recalled by my unit, so of course my job "went West". However, I have been recompensed for it, and have been promoted to Leading Aircraftsman. I could get my Herald from the old address, but it means a delay of its arrival by three or four days, which is a great deal for me and Plummer, my pal, who, by the way, is a Starbeck chap, and joins with me in the Sulphurland news. We are always anxious to see the news of the old town. It will not be so very long before I am packing up for home, as my time ends on February 1st next year, and if I get away this trooping season I will be home for Christmas. Everything is going along pretty quietly out here now, and the riots seem to have died down altogether. No doubt you will have all heard about our loss of Air Commander Grooves, who was killed in a crash at Heliopolis a few days ago. It was very sad, and we have lost one of the best officers we have ever had in the RAF. Now, sir, I must conclude, sincerely wishing you the very best and brightest of health, and the dear old Herald every success.


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