Letter to Jack Newton

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Title

Letter to Jack Newton

Description

Thanks him for letter and congratulates him on his escape. Encloses a letter of recommendation for Jack's commission. Mentions that he is very busy in the Middle East.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-08-06

Contributor

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Format

One page handwritten letter

Language

Identifier

SNewtonJL742570v10070

Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

No. 108 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
[underlined] Middle East. [/underlined]
D0/1101/33/P.2.
6th August, 1942.

Dear F. Sgt Newton,
Thank you very much for your letter dated 17th April, 1942. I really must congratulate you on your escape and I only wish I could see you to hear first-hand details of what is probably a most interesting story.
I have written in the enclosed envelope to Wing Commander Gillman a short letter of recommendation in respect off your prospective commission and have, as you see, addressed it so that in the event of you having been posted, or at any rate, in the event of you having a new commanding officer by the time you receive this letter, you can still avail yourself of it.
I expect you will be having a fairly easy time of things these days, which is more than can be said of what the chaps are doing out here, where we are pretty well as much occupied one way or another as they were in the Battle of Britain.
Yours Sincerely
[signature]

742570 F/Sgt. J. Newton,
R.A.F. Station,
Bassingbourne,
Near Royston, Herts.
[underlined] ENGLAND [/underlined]

Citation

“Letter to Jack Newton,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27442.

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