Letter to Maurice Stimpson's Father from the Imperial War Graves Commission

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Title

Letter to Maurice Stimpson's Father from the Imperial War Graves Commission

Description

Envelope, letter, details on the unveiling of the memorial and ticket for the ceremony at Runnymede.

Date

1953-03-02

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Three printed and one typewritten sheets plus one handwritten envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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Transcription

[inserted] 34 [inserted]

[postmark]

H. Stimpson Esq,
Park Field Lodge,
Headstone Lane,
North Harrow,
Middx.

[page break]

IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION,
Wooburn House, Wooburn Green,
High Wycombe, Bucks.

Date as Postmark

[underlined] RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL UNVEILING[/underlined]

[underlined] 17th October, 1953. [/underlined]

The Secretary begs to acknowledge the receipt of your application for admission cards which will be sent to you early in September. Together with directions on how to reach the Memorial.

[page break]

IMPERIAL WAR GRAVES COMMISSION,
Wooburn House, Wooburn Green,
High Wycombe, Bucks.

2nd March 1953

Dear Sir or Madam,

Her Majesty The Queen has graciously consented to unveil the Runnymede Memorial at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 17th October 1953. The Memorial, which is being erected by the Imperial War Graves Commission to the design of Mr. Edward Maufe, R.A., commemorates officers and men of the Air Forces of the Commonwealth who laid down their lives in the 1939-1945 war, in operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North-West Europe, and who have no known grave.

Space will be reserved at the unveiling ceremony for relatives of those whose names appear on the Memorial. If you wish to attend the ceremony it would be appreciated if you would make your application before 15th August 1953, on the enclosed form, stating the number of cards of admission required. It is regretted that the space available does not permit more than four cards to be sent in response to one application.

Would you also please indicate on the form the method by which you will travel so that the Commission may arrange for the necessary extra accommodation on Public Transport Services and for parking space for cars.

The Commission very much regret that they are unable to provide railway fares or to meet other expenses incurred by those attending the ceremony. They have, however, approached the Railway Executive who have kindly consented to issue tickets for relatives attending the ceremony at a reduction of approximately 14% on the standard return fare. Instructions on how to claim this concession will be sent to you with the cards of admission.

Yours faithfully,
F. HIGGINSON,
SECRETARY.

[page break]

No. 13620

THE RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
AIR FORCES OF THE COMMONWEALTH

[italics] Admit the Bearer to [/italics]

THE RELATIVES ENCLOSURE

[italics] at the [/italics]

CEREMONY OF UNVEILING

[italics] by [/italics]

HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN

[italics] on Saturday, 17th October, 1953 [/italics]

TICKET HOLDERS ARE REQUESTED TO BE IN THEIR PLACES BY TWO O'CLOCK

SEE OVER

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[inserted] 35 [/inserted]

[underlined] Please bring this ticket with you. [/underlined]

MEDALS AND DECORATIONS may be worn with Civilian clothes.

REFRESHMENT facilities will be available adjacent to the Memorial.

LAYING OF WREATHS. Relatives are requested not to lay wreaths until the conclusion of the Ceremony.

[inserted] 8 [/inserted]

PANEL
[inserted] 203 [/inserted]

The number shown in the box above is that of the Panel within the Memorial on which may be found the name in which you are interested.

Citation

The Imperial War Graves Commission, “Letter to Maurice Stimpson's Father from the Imperial War Graves Commission,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 22, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34127.

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