Letter to Mrs Layne from the Red Cross

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Title

Letter to Mrs Layne from the Red Cross

Description

Thanks her for her letter. Advises her to continue to address letters to Stalag 357 in case his move to Stalag Luft 3 did not take place.

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Date

1945-02-27

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Language

Format

Two page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EThorntonEMLayneAJ450227

Transcription

RAF/O.1904.
M.MCC/PW.

27th February, 1945.

Mrs. A. J. Layne,
97, Harlaxton Rd.,
Grantham,
Lincs.

Dear Mrs. Layne,

[underlined] Pilot Officer W. Layne. [/underlined]

We thank you for your letter of the 23rd of February, and are glad to know that you have had a recent postcard from your husband.

We think that the Air Ministry's information that your husband was interned at Stalag 357 was most certainly earlier than the date of the postcard your husband wrote. However, we think that until you hear from your husband again, it would be safer to address your letters to Stalag 357, as it is possible that your husband's move to Stalag Luft 111 did not take place.

In any case, letters and parcels

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would be forwarded, and as Stalag Luft 111 was in a district which was overrun by the Russians, it is certainly safer to send your letters to Stalag 357.

We hope that you will very soon hear from your husband again, and we should be interested to have whatever information he may send you.

Yours sincerely,
p.p. E.M. Thornton. Director. [signature]

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Citation

E M Thornton, “Letter to Mrs Layne from the Red Cross,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30766.

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