Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Officer commanding 61 Squadron

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Title

Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Officer commanding 61 Squadron

Description

Writes about reasons for Hedley's award of Distinguished Flying Medal. Was not for specific event but gallantry and devotion to duty throughout his tour.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-21

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Format

One page typewritten letter

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Identifier

EOCRAFScampMadgettLR430821

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Transcription

Reference :
[underlined] 61S/1000/177/P.1. [/underlined]

No.61 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
SYERSTON,
Newark,
Notts.

21st August, 1943.

Dear Mr. Madgett,

You will by now have received my letter giving you all of the particulars available to us.
The award of the Distinguished Flying Medal was the result of some grand work done by your son prior to his being commissioned. It was not for any one particular incident, but for gallantry and devotion to duty throughout his tour of operations up to the date of his being commissioned.

I would just like to say again how much we all hope that good news of your son and his crew will reach us soon.

Yours very sincerely
[signature]
Wing commander, Commanding,
[underlined] No.61 Squadron. [/underlined]
Mr. L.R. Madgett,
127, Longlands Road,
[underlined] Sidcup, Kent. [/underlined]

Citation

Wing Commander W M Penman, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from Officer commanding 61 Squadron,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18972.

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