Letter to Mrs Wilson from Kenneth Francis's father

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Title

Letter to Mrs Wilson from Kenneth Francis's father

Description

Written by the father of the wireless operator Sgt Kenneth Francis to the captains wife. Continue to hope for crews survival and writes that they felt honoured that their son was flying with such a courageous pilot as Squadron Leader Wilson.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-04

Contributor

Trevor Hardcastle
David Bloomfield

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Format

Two photocopied sheets, two page handwritten letter and printed transcript

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Identifier

EFrancisJWilsonJH440704

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Transcription

65 Winchelsea Road.
Philip Lane.
Tottenham. N.17
[underlined] 4th July. [/underlined]
Dear Mrs Wilson
I am awfully sorry for the delay in answering your very kind and thoughtful letter expressing your sympathy over the lack of any definitive news of our Son Kenneth, seeing that you must be so very worried and anxious for news of your Husband, who we are sure, if it is possible, has done, and will continue to do his
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very best for his crew, my wife and I feel honoured in one respect to know that our boy was flying with such a courageous Pilot as Squadron Leader Wilson, and you may be sure that any information we should receive in the future we shall forward it on to you immediately.
Meantime, we join with you and Continue to hope and pray for their safe return, once again thanking you very much
Yours sincerely
[underlined] J Francis. [/underlined]
[written on the letter mounting]
WIRELESS OP
SGT. FRANCIS

Citation

J Francis, “Letter to Mrs Wilson from Kenneth Francis's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10799.

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