Letter to Reg Wilson's Father



Letter to Reg Wilson's Father


The letter refers to the disposal of Reg's personal effects.



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No. 42 Base,
RA.F. [sic]

31. Jan. 1944

Ref: 405/367/P.1.

Dear Mr. Wilson,

I am writing you regarding the disposal of your son’s personal effects which were at R.A.F. Station, Pocklington. An officer was specially detailed to collect his property from his quarters early on the morning following his failure to return. Every effort has been made to ensure that all property known to belong to your son was recovered, including a search of the Sergeant’s Mess, and also the locker rooms.

Special safe custody bags are provided at briefing, and aircrew are asked to deposit identity documents, cash and any small items of value. The bag left by your son was collected and opened by the Effects Officer in person, but was found to be empty.

Any service clothing or equipment has been extracted from the kit and returned to stores. The remainder, consisting of his personal property, is now being forwarded to:-

The President,
Standing Committee of Adjustment,
R.A.F. Central Depository,
Colnbrook, Slough, Bucks.

You will probably hear from the President in the near future. Any enquiries regarding the effects should, in the first place, be addressed to him.

A Bank Book (E. End, Forres, 17) was found amongst his personal papers and has been sent to the Director of Accounts, Air Ministry, Accounts 13, Whittington Road, Worcester. This is in accordance with the instructions laid down. Cash amounting to £1.10.0d. which was found, has been paid to the Accountant Officer for credit to your son’s non-effective account.

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Please accept my sincere personal sympathy with you during this anxious time of waiting. I hope that you will have some good news before long. If there is any way in ehich [sic] I can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to write.

Yours sincerely,

[signature] F/O.

Base Effects Officer,
For Air Commodore, Commanding
[underlined] No. 42 Base R.A.F. Pocklington. [/underlined]

Mr. W.J. Wilson,
38 Joydon Drive,
Chadwell Heath,


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