Letter to John Hitchcock

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Letter to John Hitchcock

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The letter congratulates John on being awarded the Air Force Cross.

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Date

1946-01-01

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One typed sheet and handwritten envelope

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EGreceCMMHitchcockJS460101-0001, EGreceCMMHitchcockJS460101-0002, EGreceCMMHitchcockJS460101-0003

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ON HIS MAJESTY'S SERVICE
FASTEN Envelope by gumming this Label across Flap. OPEN by cutting Label instead of tearing Envelope.

[post mark]

S/LDR J.S. Hitchcock, D.F.C., AFC,
[deleted] Rickstones,
Punchbowl Lane,
[underlined] DORKING, Surrey [/underlined] [/deleted]

[inserted] "Coign"
Wrabness
ManningTree
Essex
DO/CMMG [/inserted]

T.G.P. Wt. 18094 6/43 (Lablest)

Open by cutting the label. Re-use by affixing fresh label

[page break]

[post mark]

[page break]

[underlined] From:- Wing Commander C.M.M. Grece, D.F.C. [/underlined]

Air Headquarters,
Eastern Mediterranean,
Royal Air Force,
Middle East.

DO/CMMG. 1st January, 1946.

Dear Hitch,

I was so pleased to see in the New Year's Honours List to-day that you had been awarded the Air Force Cross for your excellent work whilst you were with, and later when you were commanding, No. 11 Flying Instructors' School. May I send you my most hearty congratulations on this award which I know from personal experience that you so well deserve.

I was down at the Flying Instructors' School yesterday on a Staff Visit and all those who remain there seem quite happy, and we discussed the days of Shalluka when you and Squadron Leader Norris were there.

My best wishes to your wife and yourself.

Yours Ever
Charles Grece.

Squadron Leader J.S. Hitchcock, D.F.C., A.F.C.,
Rickstones,
Punchbowl Lane,
[underlined] DORKING, Surrey. [/underlined]

DB.

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Charles Grece, “Letter to John Hitchcock,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 21, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/36731.

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