Letter from chaplain to Mrs Wilson

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Title

Letter from chaplain to Mrs Wilson

Description

Letter from the Chaplain at Royal Air Force Oakington to Mrs Wilson expressing his sympathy that her husband and his crew did not return from an operation to Nuremberg the previous evening.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-31

Contributor

Tricia Marshall
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

Two photocopied sheets, two page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

EChaplinWilsonJH440331

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Transcription

CHAPLAIN’S OFFICE,
R.A.F. OAKINGTON,
[underlined] CAMB’S. [/underlined]
[underlined] March 31st [/underlined]
Dear Mrs Wilson,
I am writing personally to express my sincere sympathy with you in the deep anxiety which you must be feeling in regard to your husband who, with the rest of his crew, did not return from the raid on Nüremberg last night. We shall hope with you however that all may yet be well & any further news will of course be sent to you at once. You may well be proud of your husband – his devotion to duty & true courage
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have placed him among those to whom we all owe so great a debt.
God grant you & the children deep comfort & strength in these anxious days of waiting for news. Please let me know if there is any thing that I can do to help you,
Yours very sincerely,
G. H. Martin
Chaplain

Citation

G H Martin, “Letter from chaplain to Mrs Wilson,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10792.

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