Caterpillar Club letter to Jack Penswick

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Caterpillar Club letter to Jack Penswick

Description

A letter accompanying a Caterpillar Club badge awarded to Jack.
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Date

1943-07-27

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Format

One double sided typewritten sheet and one metal badge in a presentation box

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IBCC Digital Archive

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PPenswickJ17050002

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[inserted] 10.15 ‘I AM A PARACHUTE DESIGNER’
Talk by Leslie L. Irvin [/inserted]

c/o Irving Air Chute of Great Britain Ltd.
Icknield Way
Letchworth, Herts

[drawing]
CATERPILLAR CLUB

July 27, 1943.

Sgt. J. Penswick,
Sgts. Mess,
R.A.F. SYERSTON.
Nr. Newark. . . . . Notts.

Dear Sgt. Penswick,

Many thanks for your letter of July 20th, and I am sorry that I have not had an opportunity of replying earlier.

I am indeed glad that our chutes were the means of saving the lives of Sgts. Pearce, Woodvine, Robson, Everett, and yourself, and have much pleasure in welcoming you as members of the Caterpillar Club. I should however, be grateful if you would let me know where you landed, and if you would confirm that Sgt. R. Everett is not already a member of the Club, as we have one Sgt. R. Everett already, having baled out in March of last year.

I have ordered membership cards and Caterpillar Pins for you all, and will send them on to you as soon as they are received. However, as I regret that this will not be possible for about a month, owing to supply difficulties, will you please be good enough to let me know if any of you are moved in the meantime.

Thanking you in anticipation, and

P.T.O.

[page break]

wishing all five of you the best of Luck,

I remain,

Yours sincerely,
Leslie Irvin
Leslie L. Irvin.

MEL.

[photograph]

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Citation

Leslie Irvin, “Caterpillar Club letter to Jack Penswick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35389.

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