Letter to Hedley Madgett's mother from D Souter

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Title

Letter to Hedley Madgett's mother from D Souter

Description

From mother of the mid upper gunner on Hedley's aircraft offering sympathy over anxiety for news that they are both suffering. Notes she had met Hedley on a few occasions at Kings Cross and how crew cheered when he arrived as Pilot Officer. Hopes that they are prisoners of war. Asks that if they hear any news they pass it on.

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Date

1943-08-28

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ESoutezDMadgettAG430825

Transcription

70 Abbots Way
Beckenham
Kent.

Dear Mrs. Madgett,
I do hope you will excuse my writing these few lines to you & sincere sympathy during your anxiety, I do have the same anxiety, as my son Sgt Souter was mid upper gunner to your son and was also doing his last trip.
I have met your son on three or four occasions at Kings Cross and thought what a fine confident lad, and on the last occasion to see him Pilot Officer and how all the crew cheered him aloud when they see him arrive at Kings Cross quite an exciting few minutes we all had together, we can now only look forward to hearing good news of them in the near future, if its only that they are prisoners of war, we shall look forward to seeing them one day
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If you should hear any news of your son it would be my greatest pleasure to hear from you, or should I hear any news I would gladly inform you.
Trusting these few lines find you safe and confident
I remain Yours
Sincerely
D Souter

Mrs. D Souter
70 Abbots Way
Beckenham

Citation

D Souter, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's mother from D Souter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18731.

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