Letter to Donald Baker's father

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Title

Letter to Donald Baker's father

Description

Letter from Air Ministry confirming information had been received from the International Red Cross that his son, Pilot Officer Donald Baker was a prisoner of war. They do not have information on which camp he was in.

Date

1941-12-01

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Language

Format

Two page typewritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SBakerDA19210428v20055

Transcription

[underlined] On His Majesty’s Service [/underlined]
[Official Paid stamp]
Mr. C. Baker.
Charlton
INYAZURA
Southern Rhodesia
[underlined] AIR MINISTRY [/underlined]
If undelivered return to:-
The Officer Commanding,
ROYAL AIR FORCE,
North Luffenham
R.A.F. Form 1477
[page break]
[postmark]
[page break]
[Air Ministry crest]
AIR MINISTRY,
LONDON, W.C.2.
1st December, 1941.
TELEPHONE: HOLBORN 3434.
Extn. 388
Any communications on the subject of this letter should be addressed to:-
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE,
And the following number quoted:-
P.363553/41/P.4.Cas.
Sir,
I am directed to confirm a telegram from this department in which you were notified that information has now been received through the International Red Cross Society, stating that your son, Pilot Officer Donald Arthur Baker, Royal Air Force, is a prisoner of war.
The Society’s report quotes German information but does not give the address of the camp at which your son is located; he should however now be able to communicate this direct to you.
/A
C. Baker, Esq.,
“Charlton”,
Inyazura,
S. Rhodesia
[crest National Scheme for Disabled Men]
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A pamphlet regarding communications with prisoners of war is enclosed as it may be of service to you.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
for Director of Personal Services.

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Donald Baker's father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 16, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25594.

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