Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter advises Doreen that the Air Ministry has received no further news about her husband. Also included is a note advising her not to publish details about her loss.

Date

1945-02-14

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

One typewritten and one printed sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SEllisRHG918424v10037

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON. W.1
14th February, 1945.
P.408122/43/P.4.A.3.

Madam,
I am directed to refer to your letter of 9th January, 1945, and to say with deep regret that no further news has been received of your husband or the other members of his crew and it is unhappily not now anticipated that any further information will be received until after the war.
Your change of address has been noted in the Department’s records.
I am, Madam,
Your obedient Servant,
[signature]
for Director of Personal Services.
Mrs. R. H. J. Ellis,
13, Cheniston Gardens,
W.8.
[page break]
[underlined] CONFIDENTIAL NOTICE [/underlined]
The names of all who lose their lives or are wounded or reported missing while serving with the Royal Air Force will appear in the official casualty lists publish from time to time in the Press.
Any publication of the date, place or circumstances of a casualty, and particularly any reference to the unit concerned, might give valuable information to the enemy, and for this reason, only the name, rank and Service number are included in the official lists.
Relatives are particularly requested, in the national interest, to ensure that any notices published privately do not disclose the date, place or circumstances of the casualty, or the unit.
The press have been asked to co-operate in ensuring that no information of value to the enemy is published.

Collection

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Mrs Doreen Ellis from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28647.

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