Letter of appreciation

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Title

Letter of appreciation

Description

Letter from Air Vice Marshal H Bottomley, commanding 5 Group regarding flight battle damage to Hampden P1164. He remarks that Pilot Officer Harrison and his crew 'showed courage and determination in bringing their aircraft back to England' and wants to convey his appreciation of their work. Crew listed as: Pilot Officer Harrison, Sergeant Smith, Sergeant Symonds and Sergeant Payne.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1941-05-08

Contributor

Roger Dunsford

Rights

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Format

Typewritten letter

Language

Identifier

OSmithEW174520-150713-02

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[underlined] COPY. [/underlined]
[underlined] SECRET. [/underlined]

From:- Headquarters No. 5 Group.
To:- Officer Commandin [missing letters] emswell.
Date:- 8th May. 1941.
Ref:- 313/54/trg.

[underlined] Flying Battle [missing letters] ccident to Hampden P. 1164 on [missing number] th [deleted] March, [/deleted] [inserted] April [/inserted] 1941 [/underlined]

Pilot Officer Harrison.
Sergeant. Smith.
Sergeant Symonds.
Sergeant. Payne.

I consider Pilot Officer Harrison and his crew showed courage and determination in bringing their aircraft back to England.
2. I would be g [missing letters] if you would convey to the crew my appreciation of their w [missing letters].

(Signed) H. Bottomley.

Air Vice Marshal.
Commanding No. 5 Group.
[underlined] Royal Air Force. [/underlined]

Citation

H Bottomley, “Letter of appreciation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11997.

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