Asfordby Airman Missing

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Asfordby Airman Missing

Description

A newspaper cutting with a photograph and report on Frank Heath, who is missing. On the reverse are adverts.

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One double sided newspaper cutting

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IBCC Digital Archive

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NColeFIG170709-010001, NColeFIG170709-010002

Transcription

ASFORDBY AIRMAN MISSING

[photograph]

THE month of August last year brought Mr. and Mrs. Linden Heath, 40 Asfordby Hill, a cablegram from their younger son, Frank (Chink) to say that he had won his commission in the R.A.F.

The same month of this year has again brought news, but unfortunately of a sadder nature, a telegram from the Air Ministry announcing that he is missing from air operations over France.

Mr. and Mrs. Heath later received a letter in which they were informed there was a chance their son was still alive.

“Chink,” who is 20, volunteered for the R.A.F. at 17, but he was not called until a year later.

He did essential training as a navigator, then he was asked to re-muster as a pilot. Again “Chink” trained. But those in authority changed their minds once more and it was as a navigator that he spent the seven months prior to his commission in Canada.

An Old Grammarian and an ex-member of the Melton Squad[missing letters]n of the A..T.C. [sic] “Chink” was [missing letters]h the Leicester firm of ac[missing letters]ntants Messrs. Baker Bros., [missing letters]ord & Co., before joining the [missing word and letter]orce.

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Partial adverts.

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Citation

“Asfordby Airman Missing,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 29, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34896.

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