Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from casualty branch

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Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from casualty branch

Description

Air Council expresses regret that Pilot Officer Hedley Robert Madgett is missing as a result of air operations on night 17/18 August 1943. Lancaster aircraft failed to return. Does not mean he is killed, wounded and if a prisoner, should be able to communicate in due course. Enquiries being made through Red Cross.

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1943-09-05

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Two page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ESmithJAMadgettLR430905

Transcription

Gerrard 9234
Casualty Branch,
77, Oxford Street,
London, W. 1.
P407611/1/43/P4A2B.
5 September, 1943.

Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Pilot Officer Hedley Robert Madgett, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 17/18th August, 1943, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as captain set out for action and failed to return.
This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee, and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.
If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.

L. R. Madgett, Esq.,
127, Longlands Road,
Sidcup,
Kent.

/The

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The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
J A Smith

Citation

J A Smith, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 15, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18730.

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