Letter to Mrs Turner from Robert Beors



Letter to Mrs Turner from Robert Beors


From a friend of John Turner expressing horror on news of John Turners was a casualty. Passes condolence from himself and from other acquaintances at RAF Scampton. Writes other eulogy comments about John Turner and Bill Borley. Hopes they might be prisoners.




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Two page handwritten letter


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Sergeants Mess, Royal Air Force, Scampton, Lincoln.
September 9th 1939.
Dear Mrs Turner,
Very many thanks for your letter, I must thank you for honouring me by letting me know about John. Firsly[sic] I have to express my deep horror and regret at the thought of John being a casualty of any kind.
As you know, John and I were great friends from Egypt days and other friends of his here at Scampton have asked me to convey to you their sincere wishes for Johns[sic] safety. We who serve [underlined] know [/underlined] that John, Jock and Bill Borley[?] we [were] doing their plain duty to the utmost of their ability and courage when they went into action, they were very gallant people, their action will service as a splendid example to the members of their squadron and the R.A.F. as a whole.
I sincerely join with you in the prayer that
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John at worst is a prisoner so that he will be with you again some day. Keep a strong heart for I know you are proud of John what ever the cost.
Marjorie joins with me in the foregoing [?] and we [inserted] would [/inserted] feel grateful to hear any further news of John. Many thanks for your kind wishes.
Yours very Sincerely.
Robert Beors



Robert Beors, “Letter to Mrs Turner from Robert Beors,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18223.

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