Letter to Wally Layne's wife from 97 Squadron adjutant



Letter to Wally Layne's wife from 97 Squadron adjutant


Writes that they were glad to hear that her husband was safe and a prisoner of war. Notes that other crew members were also prisoners. Congratulates her on behalf of husband who received his commission 13 September 1943.



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One page typewritten letter


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97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
Bourn, Cambridge.
16th November, 1943.

Dear Mrs. Layne,
Thank you for your letter giving us the news that your husband is safe as a prisoner of war. we are all very glad to know also that he is well.
News has been received that his Captain, F/Lt. Fletcher and F/Sgt. Nelson and F/Sgt. Beesley are also prisoners. It is hoped that we may soon have good news of the remainder of the crew.
May I congratulate you on behalf of your husband having been commissioned to the rank of Pilot Officer with effect from the 13th September, 1943. His officer’s number is 158255. I am sure he will be pleased to know about it.
As regards the pay, it will be best for you to communicate direct with Air Ministry, Accounts Section, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
I hope it will not be long before your husband will again be home with you.
Yours sincerely,
F/Lt. and Adjutant.
Group Captain, Commanding,
[underlined]97 Squadron. R.A.F. Bourn[/underlined]

Mrs. T. Layne,
97 Harlaxton Road,



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