Letter to Mr C N Gard from the Air Ministry

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Title

Letter to Mr C N Gard from the Air Ministry

Description

Reports that his son Sergeant Ronald Leslie Gard was missing as a result of air operations on the night 14/15 February 1945 when the Lancaster in which he was flying as rear gunner failed to return. Enquiries were being made through the International Red Cross.

Date

1945-02-23

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Format

One page typewritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EAirMinGardCH450223

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73 -77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.

P.428635/4/P.4.A.2.

23 February, 1945

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Sergeant Ronald Leslie Gard, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 14th/15th February, 1945, when a Lancaster aircraft in which he was flying as rear gunner set out to bomb Rosits, Germany, and failed to return.

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 requested to kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.

C. H. Gard, Esq.,
112 Rushes Road,
Petersfield,
Hants.

/The

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Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry. Casualty Branch, “Letter to Mr C N Gard from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31562.

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