Letter to Ron Riding's Parents from F/Sgt Whitehead

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Title

Letter to Ron Riding's Parents from F/Sgt Whitehead

Description

The letter expresses sadness that Ron is missing.
[only one page of the letter is present]

Date

1944-06-18

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One handwritten sheet

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Identifier

EWhiteheadTRidingGH-[Mo]440618-0001

Transcription

F/Sgt Whitehead. T.
655988.
Sgts Mess
34 Wing
Northolt, Middx.

Dear Mr and Mrs Riding,

No words of mine can possibly help alleviate the heavy hearts you both must have right now after hearing Ron is reported missing yet I feel I must write to let you know how deeply grieved and how much I sympathise with you.

Ron and I have been good friends for two years – we would pull one anothers legs, go out together and have plenty of fun, never did we have wrong words consequently you can tell I miss his pleasant company more than I care to openly show in camp.

I was asked to refrain from writing [indecipherable word] this to you since I believe our C.O. was sending confidential details along, these may prove to be sufficient to

Citation

Flight Sergeant Whitehead, “Letter to Ron Riding's Parents from F/Sgt Whitehead,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/37418.

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