Letter of condolence to Hedley Madgett's father

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Letter of condolence to Hedley Madgett's father

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Writes he read news in Telegraph and offers sympathy. Notes that there had been similar examples of such news at the office but then they had good news. Relates other news and hopes for the best.

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1943-08-25

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ELeesEMadgettLR430825

Transcription

B. A. C. A. L.
NORTH MIDLAND AREA BRANCH
FEDERATION CHAMBERS.
WHEELER GATE,
NOTTINGHAM.
25/8/43

Dear Robert,
It was with sincere regret that I read in todays Telegraph the notice about Hedley and I felt that I must drop you a line.
At a time like this I’m afraid that words fail me to express my thoughts, but I do trust that you will have good news very soon.
We had a similar case here at the office when one of our staff heard from her sister that she had received news that her husband
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was missing after operations over Italy, then in a fortnights time they had news he was safe.
You may remember the case of a Halifax crew being pick up in the Mediterranean after being nine days afloat well he was one of them. So there is always hope and I see in this mornings paper that a certain number of bombers have come down in Sweden, so let’s hope there is a chance in that [indecipherable 2 words] you will know he is safe.
Well Robert I do hope for the best and shall be pleased to have any news
With kind regards
Yours very sincerely
E. Lees

Citation

E Lees, “Letter of condolence to Hedley Madgett's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18713.

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