Letter from Wing Commander of 50 Squadron to Mrs Coling

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Title

Letter from Wing Commander of 50 Squadron to Mrs Coling

Description

A one page letter signed by Flight Lieutenant W R Francis, on behalf of the Wing Commander of 50 Squadron, to congratulate Mrs Coling on the news that her son, Sergeant Eric Coling, is safe and a prisoner of war.

Date

1943-11-21

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Format

One page typed letter

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Identifier

EFrancoWRColingW431121

Transcription

No. 50 Squadron,
Royal Air Force,
Skellingthorpe.
Lincoln.
Ref: -
50S/643/306/P1.
21st November, 1943.
Dear Mrs Coling,
Very many thanks for your letter just received. May I take this opportunity of offering you my heartiest congratulations upon the safety of your son, Sgt. E.F. Coling.
As a matter of fact, your letter arrived shortly after I had received communication from Air Ministry, informing me that all the crew with the exception of Sgt. B. Ridsdale were prisoners of war.
As it is our intention to send all the prisoners of war who formerly belonged to this Squadron a parcel of comforts from time to time, I would be glad if you could forward on his P.O.W. address as soon as you are informed of the same.
Thank you for your good wishes.
Yours sincerely,
WR. Francis
Flight Lieutenant, for
Wing Commander, Commanding,
[underlined] No. 50 Squadron, …….. R.A.F. [/underlined]
Mrs. W. Coling,
3, Croft Avenue,
Altofts, Normanton,
[underlined] Yorks. [/underlined]

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Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force and W R Francis, “Letter from Wing Commander of 50 Squadron to Mrs Coling,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/40646.

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