Letter from the caterpillar club

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Title

Letter from the caterpillar club

Description

Sent to Ursula Valentine stating that they were glad to hear that John Valentine had saved his life with one of their chutes. However, they regret that they would not be able to send a badge until after the war due to supply restrictions.

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Date

1944-03-16

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SValentineJRM1251404v20019-0002

Transcription

Leslie L. Irvin
F.R.Ac.S., F.R.S.A.
Honorary Sec.
European Branch
c/o Irving Air Chute
of Great Britain Ltd.
Icknield Way
Letchworth, Herts.

[logo] CATERPILLAR [/logo]
CATERPILLAR CLUB
March 16, 1944.
Mrs. Valentine,
“Lido”
Tenterden Grove,
LONDON …….. N.W.4.
Dear Mrs. Valentine,
I was very glad to hear from Sgt. J.R.M. Valentine, in August 1942, that he had saved his life with one of our chutes.
I apologise for not having written before, but due to supply restrictions we have been unable to obtain the small gold Caterpillar Pin to which Sgt. Valentine is entitled, and which he requested us to send to the above address.
As I regret it now seems unlikely that this Pin will be available until after the War, I am sending a membership certificate for Sgt. Valentine, with our best wishes for his early return home, and the assurance that his Pin will follow at the first opportunity.
Yours sincerely,
[signature]
Sec. to L. Irvin.
MEL.
Encl. Card.

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Citation

L Irvin, “Letter from the caterpillar club,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22241.

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