Letters to Derrick Allen from the Caterpillar Club

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Title

Letters to Derrick Allen from the Caterpillar Club

Description

First letter is a reply to Derrick Allen acknowledging his request to join the Caterpillar Club, welcoming him to the club and asking for further confirmatory information. It also states his club pin will be sent as soon as it is available. The second letter accompanies the club pin.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-01-29
1945-03-10

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Two one page letters

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Identifier

MAllenDJ1880966-150702-21

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Transcription

Leslie L. Irvin
F.R.Ae.S., F.R.S.A.
Honorary Sec.
European Branch

c/o Irving Air Chute
of Great Britain Ltd.
Icknield Way
Letchworth, Herts

[symbol]
CATERPILLAR CLUB

January 29, 1945.

Sgt. D.J. Allen, 1880966,
Sgts. Mess,
R.A.F. Station,
WADDINGTON. . . . Nr. Lincoln.

Dear Sgt. Allen,

Many thanks for your letter received on the 1st inst., and I am terribly sorry that it has not been possible to reply sooner.

I am indeed glad that you were able to save your life with an Irvin chute, and have much pleasure in welcoming you as a member of the Club, and in sending you your membership card with our best wishes. Your Caterpillar Pin is on order, and will follow as soon as received.

In the meantime I should be grateful if you would let me know where you landed, and if you would send confirmation of your jump, so that we can keep our records complete.

Wishing you the best of Luck, and thanking you in anticipation, I am,

Yours sincerely,
Leslie Irvin
Leslie L. Irvin.

MEL.
Encl. Card.

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Leslie L. Irvin
F.R.Ae.S., F.R.S.A.
Honorary Sec.
European Branch

c/o Irving Air Chute
of Great Britain Ltd.
Icknield Way
Letchworth, Herts

[symbol]
CATERPILLAR CLUB

10th March, 1945.

Sgt. D.J. Allen, 1880966,
Sgts. Mess,
R.A.F. Station,
WADDINGTON,
Nr. Lincoln.

Dear Sgt. Allen,

I am terribly sorry for the delay in sending you your Caterpillar, but it has only just been received.

I have much pleasure in enclosing it herewith, with our compliments and the hope that it brings you Good Luck.

Yours sincerely,
Leslie Irvin
Leslie L. Irvin.

MEL.
Encl. Pin.

Collection

Citation

The Caterpillar Club, “Letters to Derrick Allen from the Caterpillar Club,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/2217.

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