Letter to Mrs Wilson from her husband's batman

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Title

Letter to Mrs Wilson from her husband's batman

Description

Letter from Corporal F W Meredith, Squadron Leader Wilson's batman, expressing sympathy and stating that he had been ask to forward a number of articles and he would do this under separate cover. Offers hope that her husband was taken prisoner.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-03

Contributor

Sue Smith
David Bloomfield

Rights

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Format

Two photocopied sheets, one page handwritten letter and printed transcript

Language

Identifier

EMeredithFWWilsonJH440403

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Transcription

1169645 Cpl Meredith F.W
c/o Officers’ Mess,
Royal Air Force,
Oakington,
Longstanton,
Cambs.

April 3rd/44.
Dear Mrs Wilson
Ma I just express my deepest sympathy.
As S/Ldr Wilsons[sic] batman I have had handed to me a number of articles to be forwarded to you, these I am forwarding under separate cover & trust the parcel reaches you safely.
It has been stated that over 90% from here have been taken prisoner so I hope that will be some small consolation to you. Finally may I say that after four years in the R.A.F. S/Ldr Wilson was my idea of an Officer & a Gentleman
Yours faithfully
F. W. Meredith. Cpl.

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Citation

F W Meredith, “Letter to Mrs Wilson from her husband's batman,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10821.

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