Letter to Charles Hamilton's Mother



Letter to Charles Hamilton's Mother


The writer regrets that he has no news of her son. There is uncertainty where he bailed out. He promises to write to the pilot who is ill after repatriation.



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Two handwritten sheets


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EAdj85SqnRAFHamilton[Mo]XX0808-0001, EAdj85SqnRAFHamilton[Mo]XX0808-0002



Royal Air Force Station
Castle Camps
Near Cambridge.

Aug 8th.

My dear Mrs Hamilton

I very much regret that we have no further news of your Son. His pilot F/L Thomas was very uncertain as to where the aircraft was at the time your son baled out. He, the pilot, had a lot of glass in his eyes and tho’ he remembered your son baling out it was very difficult for him to decide where. The aircraft travelled some distance before the pilot finally baled out. F/L Thomas is still on sick leave following his re-patriation.

I am indeed sorry that I cannot be of more assistance to you and so help your husband through his illness.

I will contact F/L Thomas and [deleted] so then [/deleted] ask him to answer your letter in the meantime thank you very much for your kind message and I only wish

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I could have been more helpful and encouraging.

Yours sincerely,


Adjutant 85 Squadron

Mrs J. Hamilton


Adjutant 85 Squadron, “Letter to Charles Hamilton's Mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35550.

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