Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father from the Air Ministry

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Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father from the Air Ministry

Description

The letter regrets that his son is missing.

Date

1945-04-19

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Two typewritten sheets

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Transcription

Telephone No. : GERRARD 9243
Trunk Calls and Telegraphic Address:) "AIR MINISTRY," LONDON

AIR MINISTRY,
(Casualty Branch),
73-77 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON, W.1.
19 April, 1945.

P. 431766/2/P.4.A.2.

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that your son, Flying Officer Charles Blackley Hamilton, D.F.C., Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on 13th April, 1945, when a Mosquito aircraft in which he was flying as navigator set out for action and failed to return.

This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he may possibly be able to communicate with you. Present conditions in Germany, however, largely preclude communication, and the International Red Cross Committee no longer expects to receive reports from the German authorities. Should any news of him be received, you will, of course, be at once informed.

/The

J. Hamilton, Esq.,
Drumvallan,
Nr. Girvan,
Ayrshire.

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The Air Council desire me to convey to you their sympathy in your present anxiety.

I am, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,

Charles Evans

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Charles Hamilton's Father from the Air Ministry,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35551.

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