Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the caterpillar club

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the caterpillar club

Description

Glad to hear that her husband's life was saved by one of Irvin's parachutes and welcomed him to Caterpillar Club. Regrets that was not possible to let her have badge until after the war.

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Date

1944-03-07

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EIrvinLLLayneAJ440307

Transcription

CATERPILLAR CLUB
March 7, 1944.

Mrs. W. H. Layne,
97, Harlaxton Road,
GRANTHAM...Lincs.

Dear Mrs. Layne,

I was very glad to hear from No. 97 Squadron last month, that your husband had saved his life with one of our chutes.

I have much pleasure in welcoming P/O. W. H. Layne as a member of the Club, and in sending you his membership card herewith, which I have made out for his rank at the time he baled out.

P/O. Layne is also entitled to a small gold Caterpillar Pin, but I regret that due to supply difficulties it may not be possible to let you have this until after the War. I am very sorry, but can only promise to send it at the first opportunity.

With best wishes for your husband's early return home. I remain,
Yours sincerely
[signature]
Sec. to L. Irvin.

MEL.
Encl. Card.

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Citation

L L Irvin, “Letter to Wally Layne's wife from the caterpillar club,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30777.

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