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 and Flt Sgt Copely who are both at Stalag Luft 3. Sergeants Burrell, McLarnon and Porteous were at camps in Italy

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Date

1943-08-09

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Two sided typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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SNewtonJL742570v10051-0003, SNewtonJL742570v10051-0004

Transcription

BOK/VH
WAR ORGANISATION
of the
BRITISH RED CROSS SOCIETY and ORDER OF ST. JOHN OF JERUSALEM
[Red Cross crest] PRISONERS OF WAR DEPARTMENT. [St. John of Jerusalem crest]
Chairman:
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.
9th August, 1943.
Flying Officer J. L. Newton, R.A.F.V.R.
Officers’ Mess,
R.A.F. Station,
Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.
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 August 4th. The addresses that you require are as follows:-
Flight Lieutenant Langlois is interned at Stalag Luft 111, Germany. Prisoner of War No. 653.
Flight Sergeant Copley is at the same camp. Prisoner of War No. 24364.
P.T.O.
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Sergeants Burrell and McLarnon are at p.g. 73, P.M. 3200, Italy.
Sergeant Porteous is at p.g. 57, P.M. 3200, Italy.
Yours faithfully,
p.p. E. M. THORNTON [signature]
Director.

Citation

E M Thornton, “Letter to Jack Newton from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27380.

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