Letter to Jack Newton from the Red Cross

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Letter to Jack Newton from the Red Cross

Description

References the other five members of his crew and gives information on the prisoner of war locations of Roy Langlois, Sgt Copely both at Stalag Luft 3 and the other three at Camp de Chambaran, Istres France.

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Date

1943-01-14

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Two sided typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SNewtonJL742570v10051-0001, SNewtonJL742570v10051-0002

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BOK/VH
WAR ORGANISATION
of the
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[British Red Cross crest] PRISONERS OF WAR DEPARTMENT. [St. John of Jerusalem crest]
MAJOR-GENERAL SIR RICHARD HOWARD-VYSE, K.C.M.G., D.S.O.
General Manager of Packing Centres: THE LORD REVELSTOKE
Deputy Chairman: J. M. EDDY. C.B.E.
Directors: LT.-COL. M. W. BROWN, O.B.E.
MISS E. M. THORNTON, O.B.E.
TELEPHONE NO:
ABBEY 5841
When replying please quote reference:
RAF/0 684
RAF/M 1740
RAF/M 1629
RAF/M 1743
RAF/M 1579
ST. JAMES’S PALACE,
LONDON, S.W.1.
14th January, 1943.
Pilot Officer J. L. Newton,
Officers’ Mess,
R.A.F. Station,
Westcott,
Aylesbury, Bucks.
Dear Sir,
re:
37938 Flight Lieut. R. B. Langlois D.F.C.
748217 Flight Sergeant R. A. Copley
962985 Sergeant H. J. E. Burrell
961321 Sergeant J. W. McLarnon
402134 Sergeant R. D. Porteous
Thank you for your letter of January 4th. We have no information at this Office concerning Sergeant R. C. Smith, but are passing your enquiry to our Wounded and Missing Department, who will communicate with you direct.
P.T.O.
[page break]
- 2 –
Of the other Prisoners of War referred to in your letter, Flight Lieutenant Langlois is interned at Stalag Luft 111, Prisoner of War No. 653.
Sergeant Copley is at the same address, Prisoner of War No. 24364.
The remaining three Airmen were formerly interned at the Camp de Chambaran, Isere, France, but we understand that all Service personnel have recently been removed from this camp and so far, have not learned their new addresses. We think, until these are known, you can safely send letters addressing them to the Camp de Chambaran, C/o, Agence Centrale des Prisonniers de Guerre, Geneva.
We think that we should have the new addresses before long and if you wish, will let you know.
Yours faithfully,
p.p. E. M. THORNTON [signature]

Citation

E M Thornton, “Letter to Jack Newton from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27379.

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