Letter to Charles Turner Mother from his Commanding Officer

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Letter to Charles Turner Mother from his Commanding Officer

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The letter advises Mrs Turner that her son is seriously ill after a flying accident.

Date

1945-04-05

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One typed letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHancockELTurnerF450405

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No.186 SQUADRON,
ROYAL AIR FORCE STATION,
STRADISHALL,
Nr. Newmarket.
Suffolk.

186S/S.366/18/P.4.

5th April, 1945.

Dear Mrs. Turner,

It is with the greatest regret that I have to inform you that your son, Flight Sergeant Charles Frederick Turner (1042292) has been placed on the seriously ill list as a result of injuries sustained in a flying accident which occurred early this morning, on returning from an operational flight over Germany. I would, however, like to state right away, that no occasion exists for immediate anxiety and that should such occasion arise immediate notification by telegram will be sent to you.

2. Your son is in the R.A.F. Hospital at Ely and his condition is satisfactory. He sustained a broken thigh and a fractured ankle and foot, together with some minor wounds. Although he will probably be in hospital for rather a long time, it is hoped , as indeed it is at present thought, that there will be no after effects from his injuries.

3. I would like to take this opportunity of expressing my very sincere sympathy and further expressing appreciation of your son’s magnificent work with this Squadron coupled with the hope for a very speedy recovery.

Yours very sincerely,

[signature]

(E.L. HANCOCK)
Wing Commander, Commanding,
[underlined] No. 186 Squadron. [/underlined]

Mrs. F. Turner,
47, Crosby Street,
[underlined] DERBY. [/underlined]

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Citation

Wing Commander 186 Squadron, “Letter to Charles Turner Mother from his Commanding Officer,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23335.

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