Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

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Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

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The letter from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund asks if the family need any financial help after Aubrey's death.

Date

1943-12-06

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Typewritten letter on headed notepaper

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IBCC Digital Archive

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The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

PATRON : H.M. THE KING.
PRESIDENT: H.R.H. THE DUCHESS OF KENT.
CHAIRMAN: THE RT. HON. LORD RIVERDALE, G.B.E.

Telephone No. : HOVE 3992, EATON HOUSE,

All Communications to be addressed to the Secretary 14, EATON ROAD,
HOVE, SUSSEX.

Our Reference MJ/AMS 162 6th December, 1943.

Mrs. C.W. Read.
55 Carholme Road,
Lincoln.

Dear Madam,

The Council of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund have learnt with much regret that your son is reported missing, and I am asked to express their very sincere sympathy.

It has come to the knowledge of my Committee that in some cases single Officers have been the mainstay of their parents or other relatives up to the time they were reported missing.

As, however, Officers do not make allotments throughofficial [sic] channels there is no official means of finding out whether or not it is likely that the next-of-kin is left in want.

My Committee have therefore decided that however unlikely the need of assistance from this Fund may appear to be, we should at least write and get into touch with parents to see whether anything can be done financially or otherwise.

Should this approach savour of intrusion, I hope you will forgive in the light of the above explanation, and if no temporary assistance is needed, please do not trouble to answer this letter.

Yours truly,

[indecipherable signature]

Squadron Leader,
Joint Secretary.

Citation

“Letter to Aubrey Read's mother from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31159.

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