Letter to Connie Thornhill from B Parrott



Letter to Connie Thornhill from B Parrott


She thanks her for her letter. She has heard from Teddy too. She asks about recovering his possessions from the RAF.




Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage



Four handwritten sheets


This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.





12 Southern Cross Ave
Dear Mrs Thornhill
I was delighted to get your letter [symbol] to know you had a letter from your husband I had one from Teddy too [symbol] he seems to be alright thank God. he said the food is very good all red cross issue he asked me to claim his personal kit from the R.A.F [symbol] to send him his shaving kit [symbol] tooth brush I have written to Colnbrook but have had no reply yet I wonder will there be any difficulty in getting
[page break] II
them [symbol] have I written to the right place perhaps you could let me know. of course we shall not be able to send anything to them until we have their permanent address. I am very grieved to hear about the three who lost their lives as we were so looking forward to Teddy bringing Mickey home with him on his last leave I had all preparation made for them when I got the telegram to say they were missing [symbol] we were hoping sincerely that they were all alive [symbol] prisoners they were such a fine bunch
[page break] III
although I hadn’t the pleasure of knowing them in person I felt I [deleted] know [/deleted] knew them all as Teddy talked so much about them [symbol] all the praise he had for them he used to say the pilot was the best in the squadron.
may God have mercy on them [symbol] give them a place in his heavenly home. what an experience for out boy’s to have had I’m sure they felt it very much. it is really a miracle that they escaped with their lifes [sic] [symbol] not even wounded keep on praying my dear [symbol] get masse’s said when ever you can as there is nothing
[page break] IIII
better you can do. needless to say we all here are praying constantly for them [symbol] please God it will all be over very soon [symbol] we will have them home again then we shall meet [symbol] celebrate. it’s a shame you cannot get over here it would do you good to have a change but I understand how difficult it is. I am enclosing two little leaflets for you. you will see how great is the power of the mass [symbol] the goodness [symbol] wonders of our ‘Lady’. I will close now with very best wishes [symbol] very kindest regards for all here
yours very sincerely
B Parrott



B Parrott, “Letter to Connie Thornhill from B Parrott,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/39180.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.