Letter to Wally Layne's wife from Officer Commanding 97 Squadron

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne's wife from Officer Commanding 97 Squadron

Description

Encloses certificate granting her husband the permanent award of the path finder force badge. Warned not to let this matter be mentioned in any correspondence because if it fell into enemy hands it would not improve the position of a prisoner of war.

Date

1943-10-17

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EOC97SqnRAFLayneAJ431017

Transcription

97 (Straits Settlements) Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
Bourn, Cambridge,

17th. October, 1943.

Dear Mrs. Layne,

I enclose a certificate from Headquarters, Path Finder Force, granting your husband the permanent award of the Path Finder Force Badge.

The badge itself, the gilt R.A.F. Eagle, is worn on the upper left tunic pocket. Possibly your husband has spoken about it to you. I thought you would like to have the certificate.

It is a high honour in the R.A.F. to have achieved the distinction of this award.

Under no circumstances should this matter be mentioned in any form of correspondence. If the information got into enemy hands, the position of a prisoner of war would not be improved.

Yours sincerely,

for [signature]

Group Captain, Commanding,
No. 97 (Straits Settlements)
[underlined] Squadron. R.A.F. Bourn. [/underlined]

Mrs. T. Layne,
97 Harlaxton Road,
Grantham.
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]

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Citation

Officer Commanding 97 Squadron, “Letter to Wally Layne's wife from Officer Commanding 97 Squadron

,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30815.

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