Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bharein [Bahrein] to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey regarding an insurance policy and pension and the fact that he is sailing to Karachi, he also asks why his parents have stopped

Reference: L/C/125/B1/49

Date: January 11th 1948 - January 11th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Karachi, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, he writes about a voyage to Rangoon and that he has been to a dance at the Y.M.C.A

Reference: L/C/125/B1/50

Date: January 24th 1948 - January 24th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Rangoon, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, he writes of a voyage to Cochin and explains about his expanding collection of flags from the places he has visited

Reference: L/C/125/B1/51

Date: February 8th 1948 - February 8th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Cochin, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, he writes of the funeral of Mahatma Ghandi and that he has received the photograph of his sisters baby, he also relates that he will shortly be travelling to Marmagoa

Reference: L/C/125/B1/52

Date: February 22nd 1948 - February 22nd 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey explaining why he failed to write from Marmagoa and relating that there was no airmail service, he also writes that the ships orders to sail to Rangoon have been cancelled

Reference: L/C/125/B1/53

Date: March 3rd 1948 - March 3rd 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, he writes that the ship is loading cargo for Colombo and that he is pleased that American films are to be shown in the cinema in Jersey

Reference: L/C/125/B1/54

Date: March 12th 1948 - March 12th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Cochin, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey, he writes that he has received their letters and that he had not realised that there was a danger of war breaking out again. He discusses the rise in emigration and that New Zealand seems a better prospect than South Africa because of the high cost of living. He recalls a recent visit made to Cochin by Rear Admiral Louis Mountbatten, and says that he will soon be sailing to Calcutta

Reference: L/C/125/B1/55

Date: March 28th 1948 - March 28th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Calcutta, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that the delayed mail has arrived and that he may stay on longer with the ship

Reference: L/C/125/B1/56

Date: April 11th 1948 - April 11th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Ceylon to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that his parents should not expect him to return home with the ship, and that other crew members have been buying tinned food to take home to families who are still on rationing. He writes that he will send home some tea from Colombo

Reference: L/C/125/B1/57

Date: April 27th 1948 - April 27th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that the worst has happened and he has been transferred to a new ship which is very small and thast it carries very small cargos of coal, and thousands of goats to Ceylon

Reference: L/C/125/B1/58

Date: May 6th 1948 - May 6th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He describes the facilities on board ship and the crew

Reference: L/C/125/B1/59

Date: May 16th 1948 - May 16th 1948

Letter from John Picot, S.S Pachumba, care of the Hain Steamship Company Cardiff, to his father and mother Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding their visit

Reference: L/C/125/B1/6

Date: December 2nd 1945 - December 2nd 1945

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes of lifeboat training and that he has started to play tennis again after 2 years

Reference: L/C/125/B1/60

Date: May 27th 1948 - May 27th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that his mail has started to arrive and that there are lots of new recruits joining the service

Reference: L/C/125/B1/61

Date: June 14th 1948 - June 14th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he has received some magazines and papers but no mail, he also writes that he may join the RNR [Royal Naval Reserve] when he has worked his 'ticket' and that he will be looking at conditions of service in other companies, particularly passenger ships when he comes home

Reference: L/C/125/B1/62

Date: July 5th 1948 - July 5th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes of an American tennis tournament and a trip to Kandy [Sri Lanka] to visit temples

Reference: L/C/125/B1/63

Date: July 15th 1948 - July 15th 1948

Postcard showing the Temple of the Tooth [located in the city of Kandy, Ceylon] from John Picot to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey

Reference: L/C/125/B1/63a

Date: July 15th 1948 - July 15th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He complains of bad food on the ship, he also writes that he has been out to dinner with friends who live in Colombo

Reference: L/C/125/B1/64

Date: July 28th 1948 - July 28th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes of horse racing and mentions that his memories of Jersey are becoming hazy.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/65

Date: August 12th 1948 - August 12th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Colombo, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he has entered a tennis tournament and that he has been to to see a comedy film, he also complains of the standard of reporting in the Jersey Evening Post

Reference: L/C/125/B1/66

Date: September 2nd 1948 - September 2nd 1948

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