Letter to Reg Wilson's Father

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Title

Letter to Reg Wilson's Father

Description

The letter expresses sadness that Reg is missing.

Date

1944-01-31

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Format

One typewritten sheet

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EEvansCWilsonWJ440131

Transcription

AIR MINISTRY
[underlined] Casualty Branch,
77, Oxford Street, W.1. [/underlined]

TELEPHONE: [underlined] Gerrard 9234 [/underlined]

31 January, 1944

P.412821/3/44/P.4.A.2.B.

Sir,

I am commanded by the Air Council to express to you their great regret on learning that you son, Pilot Officer Reginald Charles Wilson, Royal Air Force, is missing as the result of air operations on the night of 20th January, 1944, when a Halifax aircraft in which he was flying as navigator set out to bomb Berlin and was not heard from again.

This does not necessarily mean that he is killed or wounded, and if he is a prisoner of war he should be able to communicate with you in due course. Meanwhile enquiries are being made through the International Red Cross Committee and as soon as any definite news is received you will be at once informed.

If any information regarding your son is received by you from any source you are requested to be kind enough to communicate it immediately to the Air Ministry.

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

I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant,

[signature]

W.J. Wilson, Esq,
28 Joydon Drive,
Chadwell Heath,
Romford, Essex.

Citation

Great Britain. Air Ministry, “Letter to Reg Wilson's Father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 5, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35829.

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