Letter to Mrs Layne from the Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Mrs Layne from the Red Cross

Description

Glad to know that she had heard from her husband and noted his camp address. Mentions that they had been informed that husband had been promoted and had a new service number. Includes information on posting letters and parcels to prisoners of war. Mentions that he should be moved after a short time from Dulag Luft to permanent camp.

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Date

1943-11-29

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Two page typewritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EThorntonEMLayneAJ431129

Transcription

[Red Cross Logo] [Post Mark]

Mrs. A. J. Layne,
97, Harlaxton Road,
Grantham,
LINCS.

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[British red cross society and order of St. John of Jerusalem logos]

PRISONERS OF WAR DEPARTMENT.

ST. JAMES’S PALACE,
LONDON. S.W.1
29th November, 1943.

RAF/O 1904

Mrs. A. Layne,
97, Harlaxton Road,
Grantham, Lincs.

Dear Mrs. Layne,

re: [underlined] 138255 Pilot Officer W. Layne [/underlined]

We are glad to know you have heard from your husband and have noted his camp address in our records. Letters and parcels should now be directed as follows:-

Prisoners of War Post
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST

138255 Pilot Officer W. Layne,
British Prisoner of War,
Dulag Luft,
Germany.

We have been informed by the Air Ministry that your husband has been promoted to the rank of Pilot Officer and that is why we have quoted a new Service number, which must be included in the address until a Prisoner of War number is known.

P.T.O.

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We enclose herewith our circulars PW/99c/43 and PW/100a/42, which give full information about letters and parcels for Prisoners of War.

The special label which we are sending you, together with an advance of 40 clothing coupons, will enable you to despatch a next of kin parcel of clothing and other personal requirements to your husband. Full instructions as to contents and packing are contained in the leaflets P.1 and the Board of Trade regulations for the use of the coupons are printed on the cover of the coupon book. We should advise you to make as full use as you can of the 40 coupons, as we are permitted to issue only 20 with all subsequent labels.

It is not unlikely that after a short stay at Dulag Luft, which is a transit camp, your husband will be moved to a permanent one and when you learn his change of address, we should be glad if you would notify us. We are assured that letters and parcels will be forwarded should he have been transferred before their arrival at Dulag Luft.

We hope it will not be long before you hear from your husband again giving you his permanent camp address and Prisoner of War number.

Yours sincerely,

p.p. E.M. THORNTON [signature]

Director.

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Citation

E M Thornton, “Letter to Mrs Layne from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30764.

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