Letter to Roy Jackson's father from RAF casualty branch

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Title

Letter to Roy Jackson's father from RAF casualty branch

Description

Confirms telegram in which he was informed that his son was missing from air operations on night 22/23 June 1943 when a Stirling aircraft in which he was flying as rear gunner set out for action and was not heard from again..

Date

1943-07-06

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EEvansCJacksonCG430606

Transcription

Casualty Branch,
77, OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.
6 July, 1943.
P. 405560/6/43/P.4.A.2.

Sir,
I am commanded by the Air Council to confirm the telegram in which you were notified that your son, Sergeant Roy Jackson, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 22nd/23rd June 1943, when a Stirling aircraft in which he was flying as rear gunner set out for action and was not heard of again.
This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.
If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are required to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.
The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
[signed] Charles Evans

C. G. Jackson, Esq.,
136, Griffith Avenue,
Drumcondra,
Dublin, Eire.

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Citation

RAF Casualty Branch, “Letter to Roy Jackson's father from RAF casualty branch,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31090.

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