Letter to Mrs Brett from the chaplain at RAF Strubby

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Title

Letter to Mrs Brett from the chaplain at RAF Strubby

Description

Writes to express sympathy on hearing her husband was reported missing. Mentions his task as flight engineer and hopes better news will reach her but if not she should be proud that his efforts brought nearer the days of victory and peace.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-01

Contributor

Jan Waller

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Format

One page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

ECooperGRBrettKFM441201

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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CHAPLAINS' OFFICE
R.A.F. STATION
1 DEC 1944
STRUBBY
Nr. ALFORD. LINCS.

Dear Mrs. Brett,

I am writing to express sympathy with you & your relatives on hearing the news that your husband is reported missing from air operations.

As a Flight Engineer, Charles has played a most important part in our struggle against the common enemy & the country is indeed poorer seeing that he is no longer able to continue his hazardous duties.

It is earnestly hoped that better news will eventually reach you but should it be that Charles is not a prisoner of war, you may well be proud realising as we do that his efforts have helped to bring nearer the day of victory & peace.

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Any addresses of next of kin which you may require can be obtained for Air Ministry, Casualties Dept. P.4.Kingsway, London. W.C.2.

God bless, sustain & comfort both you & yours.

I am
Yours v. sincerely,
Gordon R. Cooper.
C. of E. Chaplain.
E. Kirkby.

Citation

G R Cooper, “Letter to Mrs Brett from the chaplain at RAF Strubby,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 16, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/26448.

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