Letter of Condolence to Hedley Madgett's parents

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Letter of Condolence to Hedley Madgett's parents

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From Leslie Kant offering his and his wife's condolence. Writes that Hedley was one of the nicest and brightest of his staff. He had no idea he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal and had taken a commission. Writes he had received news that his own sin was killed in Sicilly on the same day as news of Hedley.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1943-08-25

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Two page handwritten letter

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EKantLMadgettLR-AG430825

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51 Vineyard Hill Rd
S.W. 19
25/8/43

Dear Mr & Mrs Madgett
Will you allow my wife & I to express our heartfelt sympathy with you in your agony of suspense.
I know your son & recognise him as one of the nicest & brightest lads of our staff. It seems only recently I was congratulating him on becoming a sergeant pilot, and I had no idea that he had been awarded the
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D.F.M. or had taken a commission. Your son was contempory with my own son at Harker’s and the news that your boy was missing and mine had given his all in Sicily, arrived on the same day.
I pray the you may soon have news, good news, of your gallant boy.
Sincerely,
[signature]
Leslie Kant

Citation

L Kant, “Letter of Condolence to Hedley Madgett's parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 3, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18712.

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