Letter from F/O P R Butler to the Irvin parachute company

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Letter from F/O P R Butler to the Irvin parachute company

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Requests caterpillar badges for himself and his crew after they baled out on night of 24 December 1944.

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Date

1944-12-24
1945-01-02

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Two page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EButlerARHIrvineLtd441229

Transcription

[inserted] 2 JAN 1945. [/inserted]

[RAF Crest]
J 26039 Butler. A.R.H.

RAF Grimsby
near Waltham
Lincs
29/Dec/44

The Irvine Airchute Corp. Ltd.
Letchworth
Herts.

Dear Sirs:
I wish to apply on behalf of myself and my crew for your Caterpillar badges. We jumped from our Aircraft on the night of [underlined] Dec 24 44. [/underlined] No difficulty was experienced with the chutes by any of the crew and we all landed safely.

I realize that some delay is necessary due to shortage but as we are a Canadian Crew and may be leaving this country in a

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month or so could ours be speeded up a bit?

I am enclosing the names of the crew and the chute numbers.

F/O Builer 15922
F/O Pryde 122850
F/S Cox 115502
Sgt Daymont 42/333842
F/S Locke 122739
F/S Hart 131087
F/S Roadhouse 241352.

Needless to say that we all think that our chutes are no longer just something extra to carry around.

With thanks I remain
Yours truly
AR Butler F/O.

Citation

P R Butler, “Letter from F/O P R Butler to the Irvin parachute company,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33445.

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