Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from RAF Benevolent Fund

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Title

Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from RAF Benevolent Fund

Description

Expresses sympathy over son going missing and offering financial assistance in the event that it be required.

Date

1943-08-27

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One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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ESecRAFBFMadgettLR430827

Transcription

[The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund Letterhead]

Eaton House,
14, Eaton Road,
Hove, Sussex.
27th August, 1943.

Our Reference MJ/AMS 145

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

Dear Sir,

The Council of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund have learnt with much regret that your son is reported missing, and I am asked to express their very sincere sympathy.

It has come to the knowledge of my Committee that in some cases single Officers have been the mainstay of their parents or other relatives up to the time they were reported missing.

As, however, Officers do not make allotments through official channels there is no official means of finding out whether or not it likely that the next-of-kin is left in want.
My Committee have therefore decided that however unlikely the need of assistance from this Fund may appear to be, we should at least write and get into touch with parents to see whether anything can be done financially or otherwise.

Should this approach savour of intrusion, I hope you will [missing letters]give in the light of the above explanation, and if no temporary assistance is needed please do not trouble to answer this letter.

Yours truly,
[Signature]
Squadron Leader,
Joint Secretary.

Citation

Secretary RAF Benevolent Fund, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's father from RAF Benevolent Fund,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18985.

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