Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He sends congratulations to his sister and her husband who have just had their first child, and relates that he is not sure whether he is going to India or Pakistan on his next trip. He talks about rationing in India and about prohibition which is gradully being introduced.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/39

Date: July 23rd 1947 - July 23rd 1947

Letter from John Picot, S.S Pachumba, care of the Hain Steamship Company Cardiff, to his mother Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding the relocation of his ship to Cardiff

Reference: L/C/125/B1/4

Date: November 14th 1945 - November 14th 1945

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he has received a letter from his sister Kay telling him about her new baby and asking him to be Godfather. He also writes that the situation back home is grim and that he knows that his parents will have to sell their house.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/40

Date: August 13th 1947 - August 13th 1947

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, concerning a planned trip to Bombay, his parents trip to St Malo and his intention not to return home until 1949 when his indenture ends . He also writes that it is exactly two years since he joined the service

Reference: L/C/125/B1/41

Date: September 8th 1947 - September 8th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, concerning a display of lacemaking and some handkerchiefs that he has bought for his mother, a trip to an army surplus sale and the price of BSA motobikes

Reference: L/C/125/B1/42

Date: September 26th 1947 - September 26th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey, telling his parents that he is now third officer of the ship and that he may be travelling to Japan

Reference: L/C/125/B1/43

Date: October 4th 1947 - October 4th 1947

Letter from John Picot, SS Itria, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road Jersey concerning the political situation in India and the news that his ship may be returning to England

Reference: L/C/125/B1/44

Date: October 22nd 1947 - October 22nd 1947

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, relating to his finances and to some photographs of himself which he hopes to send home.

Reference: L/C/125/B1/45

Date: November 21st 1947 - November 21st 1947

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 telling them that he has enclosed four photographs [photographs missing from letter]

Reference: L/C/125/B1/46

Date: November 23rd 1947 - November 23rd 1947

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 regarding problems with the ships cargo and telling them that he will be spending Christmas in Bahrain, he encloses of a photographic negative of himself on the ship [negative missing from letter]

Reference: L/C/125/B1/47

Date: December 6th 1947 - December 6th 1947

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 Christmas leave in Bahrein and thanking them for the birthday present

Reference: L/C/125/B1/48

Date: January 3rd 1948 - January 3rd 1948

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, S.S Pachumba, care of the Hain Steamship Company Cardiff, to his mother Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding routine on board ship and naval uniform

Reference: L/C/125/B1/5

Date: November 24th 1945 - November 24th 1945

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

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