Condolence letter to Aubrey Read's mother

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Condolence letter to Aubrey Read's mother

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Letter from Officer Commanding 106 Squadron expressing his sympathy and suggesting the possibility that Aubrey had managed to bale out.

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1943-11-29

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One typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EOC106SqnRAFReadCW431129

Transcription

No. 106 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
Metheringham,
Lincs.

REB/DO. 29th. November 1943.

Dear Mrs. Read.

I am writing to express my sympathy in the anxiety which must yours upon receipt of the news that your Son, Flying Officer A.W. Read is missing from operations.

He was the Wireless Operator of an aircraft which left here on the night of 26th, November 1943 to take part in a raid on Berlin. Nothing was heard after take-off and I regret the aircraft did not return.
There is absolutely no knowledge of what happened, and one can only assume that the aircraft was a victim of either anti-aircraft fire or fighter. In either case, however, there is a possibility that the crew were able to bale out, and that although prisoners-of-war are quite safe. We all hope that this is indeed the case.

Your Son had taken part in twenty-three bombing raids. He was a Wireless Operator of consierable [sic] ability and I know his Captain placed the greatest reliance in his work.

Once again, both personally and on behalf of the whole Squadron, I offer you my deep sympathy.

Yours truly, R E Baxter

Wing Commander Commanding
[underlined] 106 Squadron, R. A. F. [/underlined]

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

Citation

RE Baxter, “Condolence letter to Aubrey Read's mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31160.

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