Letter from Rhodesian air training group to Donald Baker's parents

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Letter from Rhodesian air training group to Donald Baker's parents

Description

Confirms that their son, previously reported as having died was now reported to be in the best of health.

Date

1942-08-05

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SBakerDA19210428v20086

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Reference 3000/1323/P.3

Headquarters,

Rhodesian Air Training Group,

P.O. Box 1379,

[Underlined] SALISBURY. [/underlined]

5th August, 1942

Dear Mr & Mrs Baker

It is with pleasure that I have to confirm that your son, Pilot Officer Donald Arthur Baker, previously reported as having died in a Prisoner of War Camp, is now reported to be in the best of health. The following extract from a cable received from the High Commissioner for Southern Rhodesia is forwarded for your information:-

“Further cable now received from Geneva reading as follows:- “Berlin replies Pilot Arthur Baker, Stalag Luft III best of health”. It seems from this that report of his death was quite incorrect.”

Yours sincerely,

[Signature]

[Underlined] AIR VICE MARSHAL: COMMANDING.

RHODESIAN AIR TRAINING GROUP. [/underlined]

Mr. & Mrs. C. Baker,

Charlton,

[Underlined] INYAZURA. [/underlined]

JL

5/8

Citation

Rhodesian air training group, “Letter from Rhodesian air training group to Donald Baker's parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/25831.

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