Letter to Mrs Wareing from the Air Council, Casualty Branch

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Letter to Mrs Wareing from the Air Council, Casualty Branch

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Write expressing their sympathy at the news that her husband Acting Squadron Leader Robert Wareing is missing as a result of an air operation in Northern France. They continue that this does not necessarily mean he is killed or wounded and may well be a prisoner of war and, if so, he will be able to communicate with her in due course. Enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross and should they receive any news they will convey it directly to her.

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Date

1944-08-17

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ESmithJAWareingJ440817

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[underlined] Gerrard 9234 [/underlined]
[underlined] Casualty Branch,
73-77, Oxford Street, [/underlined]
London, W.1.
17 August, 1944.
P.421332/1/P.4.A.2.
Madam,
I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your husband, Acting Squadron Leader Robert Wareing, D.F.C., Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 7th/8th August, 1944, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as captain set out to bomb a target in Northern France, and failed to return.
This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee, and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.
If any information regarding your husband is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
Mrs. R. Wareing,
56, West Common Gardens,
Scunthorpe,
Lincolnshire.

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J Smith, “Letter to Mrs Wareing from the Air Council, Casualty Branch ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 25, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28247.

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