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

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 will shortly be sailing for Bombay and that the ship is due for a survey which it will not pass and that it may be decomissioned. He writes that he has enjoyed visited friends who live on the coast, and that he is concerned about the political situation in India and Pakistan, he also writes of the death of the Governor General of Jersey

Reference: L/C/125/B1/67

Date: September 13th 1948 - September 13th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey, he writes that he has no chance of a move to another ship, he also sends birthday greetings to his mother

Reference: L/C/125/B1/68

Date: October 2nd 1948 - October 2nd 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that the ship is in dry dock and that he is considering putting money into the Wavell fund for the Victoria College memorial, he also describes the poor state of the ship and a visit by the marine surveyors

Reference: L/C/125/B1/69

Date: October 17th 1948 - October 17th 1948

Letter from John Picot, S.S Pachumba, care of Bethel Gwynn and Co Ltd, Newport, Wales, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa, St Aubin's Road, Jersey, regarding the relocation of his ship to dry dock in Newport

Reference: L/C/125/B1/7

Date: December 18th 1945 - December 18th 1945

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that the ship has been dismantled prior to repair and that the crew are beginning to feel the effects of Indian independence

Reference: L/C/125/B1/70

Date: November 8th 1948 - November 8th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes to say that he has received the pipe and the parcel of books and that he has enquired about sitting exams to get his 'ticket'. He asks about the National Health reforms in England and tells his parents that he is now wearing glasses

Reference: L/C/125/B1/71

Date: December 19th 1948 - December 19th 1948

Letter from John Picot, SS Barala, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes to thank them for the Christmas cards and tells them that he is considering attending a navigation school in London

Reference: L/C/125/B1/72

Date: January 14th 1949 - January 14th 1949

Letter from John Picot, SS Varsova, Bombay, to his father and mother, Walter Philip Picot and Kathleen Picot, Bifrons Villa St Aubin's Road Jersey. He writes that he has changed ships and that he will be shortly be making a trip to Karachi, he also writesand that he cannot give any more information about when he will come home to attend navigation school. He relates that he has now started to pay the new National Insurance contributions because he is aboard a British ship

Reference: L/C/125/B1/73

Date: February 6th 1949 - February 6th 1949

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